Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) welcomed 5,000+ attendees from nearly 400 chapters to the record breaking State Leadership Conference April 14-16, 2024 to celebrate our 65th year as an organization. Members and advisers gathered in person to expand their leadership knowledge, compete in various events, and connect with others from across the state.

FBLA members competed in over seventy-six competitive events ranging from Accounting and Business Ethics to Social Media Strategies and UX Design. The Top 10 individuals/teams in each event were awarded medals onstage at Great Southern Bank Arena. The Top 4 in each competitive event received trophies and will advance to the National Leadership Conference this summer in Orlando, Florida.

The Bolivar chapter excelled at the State Leadership Conference by participating in Visual Design, Introduction to Business Presentation, Introduction to Marketing Concepts, Business Communication, and Organization Leadership. Siya Bhadu won fourth place in Business Communication. DeLaney Daniels, Kami Bryan, and Heidi Roweton won fifth place in the Introduction to Business Presentation team event. Participating members included Siya Bhadu, DeLaney Daniels, Kami Bryan, Heidi Roweton, Kai Thiessen, Emma Howes, and Ellaina Porter.

Throughout their time at the conference, members engaged in the Opening Session, voting for new State Officers, the Leadership Celebration, and the Awards of Excellence Ceremony. The Leadership Expo held over 30 exhibitors including universities and military partners for members to connect.


About Missouri FBLA

Missouri Future Business Leaders of America is a non-profit 501(c)(3) student business organization with over 12,000 members making it the second largest membership in the nation. Its mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The state association is headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri. For more information visit www.missourifbla.org.

FBLA Values: Service, Education, and Progress