2017-2018 State Officers
State Officers of the Ohio FBLA organization are elected annually at the State Leadership Conference. State Officers must be active local members, receive the recommendation of their local chapter, adviser and principal, have at least one full year remaining in high school, and must file an official application with the State Adviser by the appropriate deadline. Below is a list of the current, 2017-2018 state officer team:
Lebanon High School
Omar Larios is a senior at Lebanon High School. He has been in FBLA since his freshman year and has served on local office for the past 2 years, serving as the secretary and vice president for Lebanon FBLA. He was elected as the Ohio FBLA state president in march at the 2017 State Leadership Conference. He is the Team Captain for Relay for Life at Lebanon High School. He is also involved with YoungLife, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Spanish Club. In his free time, he likes to play tennis or basketball with his friends. He is excited to lead Ohio FBLA this year because he believes this organization can have a huge impact on students’ futures, and he is looking forward to providing opportunities for students to grow as leaders.
Vice President of External Affairs
Kings High School
Spencer Kinkelaar is excited to serve as your Vice President of External Affairs! He is now serving his second term as a state office and has previously served as Vice President of the Southern Region. A senior from Kings High School in Cincinnati, he also serves as Class President and Captain of the Academic Quiz and Mock Trial teams. In his leisure time, he enjoys following financial markets and pursuing new ventures. He is thoroughly interested in finance, economics, mathematics, and law and hopes to live in New York or London
and enjoy a career in investment banking.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Tyler Thomas, is proud to be serving as your 2017-18 State Secretary. He is looking forward to helping you “Elevate Your Future”. Tyler has a deep passion for FBLA and has the resume to prove it. He also is proud to serve as your 2017-18 FBLA National Treasurer. If you ever need anything, feel free to email him.
Solon High School
From organizing business oriented immersion trips for his local chapter all the way to contacting multiple organizations as a state representative, Milan has seen all the perks that FBLA has to offer. Holding local office since his sophomore year, Milan feels that FBLA can be one of the most rewarding organizations one can be a part of. Aside from state officer meetings, you can catch him down at the Quicken Loans Arena cheering on his Cleveland Cavaliers, playing the tenor drums, or searching for the perfect cup of espresso. Milan channels heavy importance into giving back to his local community, which is why he sits on his school board as the Key Club President, allowing him to facilitate volunteer opportunities for him and his fellow peers. Milan looks forward to connecting with members from all over the state and helping Ohio FBLA reach new heights!
Delphos Jefferson High School
Greta Fitch is proud to serve as your 2017-18 Reporter/Historian for Ohio FBLA. She is currently a senior at Delphos Jefferson HS. This is her second year in being in her local FBLA chapter, where she has gone above and beyond the call of duty. She serves as her local chapter President and she served local Reporter in the previous year, as well as holding her state office position. Greta is an active member in Student Council, National Honor Society, Junior Optimist, School Newspaper, and Prom Committee. She loves giving back to her community and helping others as much as she can. She is excited to serve as your State Reporter/Historian and she wants to recognize you for all of your outstanding achievements!
North Vice President
Delphos Jefferson High School
Aaron is serving as this year”s North Vice President. He is currently a senior at Delphos Jefferson High School and has served as his local chapter”s Vice President and Treasurer. Aaron is also Vice President of his school”s NHS chapter, and he also participates in golf, Student Council, Junior Optimist, and Quiz Bowl. His favorite pastime is coaching youth swimming at his local YMCA. Aaron has plans to attend the Ohio State University after he graduates. In the first year of his school”s FBLA chapter, Aaron has quickly learned the value of FBLA and is ready to promote its values to other students. Aaron is excited to serve on the State Officer Team and hopes to see you at the next State Leadership Conference!
Central Vice President
Delphos Jefferson High School
Sarah Miller is this year”s 2017-2018 Ohio FBLA Central Region Vice President. Sarah attends Delphos Jefferson High School and will be graduating this year. Along with being her chapter”s secretary, she also is a varsity basketball and volleyball player. Sarah is also her school”s Student Council Secretary, as well as a member of National Honor Society. Once graduated Sarah plans on attending The Ohio State University or Findlay University in hopes to one day become an Occupational Therapist. She is excited to be a state officer and grow closer with the team as well as other members.
South Vice President
Parkway High School
Laura Barrett is serving as your 2017-2018 South Vice President. She is a senior at Parkway High School in western Ohio. Laura has served on her local FBLA officer team in the past. Outside of FBLA, she is involved in National Honors Society, Student Council, Future Farmers of America, Band, 4H, Group Workcamps mission trips, Relay for Life, Cross Country, Cheerleading and Track. She had a lot of fun in Anaheim, CA this year for NLC and her favorite memory was seeing Tyler be inducted into his national officer position! Laura is excited to “Elevate Your Future” with all of you!