AZ PBL state officers attend NFLC in Dallas,TX



from left to right Scott Chilleen, Nicholas Livengood, Tirso Tonche and Brendan Mak

Five (5) Arizona Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state officers attended the 2016 FBLA-PBL National Fall Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, from Nov. 17-20. Your state officers participated in various motivational sessions and the state officer leadership track in order to develop their leadership skills.

The officer track helped Arizona PBL state officers develop “A Legacy of Leadership” with FBL-PBL state officers from all over the nation. The entire conference focused on the 2016-2017 national theme, which encourages members to build a legacy of leadership

15170889_1243029999069492_3420655425962533311_n                                             Mark Creech PBL WRVP
 Central Arizona College’s Mark Creech, who also serves as the 2016-2017 PBL Western Region Vice President and his fellow FBLA-PBL National Officers facilitated the “State Officer Track” Mark stated “It was nice to see so many future business leaders from all over the country sharing their ideas. “The ultimate goal of every national officer, work shop presenter and National leadership team. Was to provide an opportunity for attendees to move towards developing leadership skills to better serve their members and communities in the future.
AZ PBL officers attended workshops that included “How to start a business”, “CMAP the Ultimate How to Guide”, “PBL not your average business club”, and “How to communicate effectively”. They also were able network with over 1200 FBLA-PBL members who were in attendance.
 15181377_1805770749708000_8726620723068953723_nFrom left to right Brendan Mak, Tirso Tonche, Scott Chilleen, Felicia Hatcher, Mark Creech and Nicholas Livengood

Felicia Hatcher closed the conference with a high energy presentation on recognizing opportunity and how to make the most of opportunity. Arizona PBL State president Scott Chilleen was one of eight (8) attendees who took advantage of an opportunity and was up on stage with Ms. Hatcher. After the closing session, Scott Chilleen, Tirso Tonche, Nicholas Livengood and Brendan Mak joined Felicia Hatcher for dinner


Arizona PBL state officers Tirso Tonche, Brendan Mak, and Nicholas Livengood competing in the battle of the chapters.

While they did not place in the event they represented AZ PBL very well! We want to thank AZ State Director Mike Manion for helping defray the cost of attendance and encouraging us to attend.