FLORIDA FBLA-PBL HISTORY


1948      Hillsborough High School in Tampa organized the first local chapter of FBLA, and the University of Tampa organized the first local chapter of PBL.

 

1951     The Florida chapter of Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda received its charter.

 

1965     The state chapter came under the sponsorship of the Business Education section of the Florida Department of Education.  Joseph R. Barkley was named the FBLA-PBL state chairman.

 

1966     Edward D. Miller was named the state adviser.

 

1969     Mr. Miller moved to the national office.  Charles Head was appointed state adviser. 

 

1975     The Florida Department of Education granted a position for a full-time FBLA-PBL state adviser.  Pansy B. Read assumed the position.

 

1983     Roger H. Stubing became state adviser for Florida FBLA-PBL.

 

1992     A study committee, consisting of representatives from FBLA, PBL, and business/industry, began investigating the possibility of incorporating the organization.

 

1993     Florida FBLA-PBL Association and Foundation, Inc. was founded.  Florida FBLA-PBL was no longer sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.  The operation of everyday activities was transferred to the corporation's board of directors.

 

1994     The board of directors signed a contract with J. Jeffrey Reese making him the FBLA-PBL state adviser.

 

1998     The board of directors contracted Ronald Belscher, Jody Jones, and Kurt Thomson to serve as the State Adviser Team.

 

2001     Florida FBLA-PBL Association and Foundation, Inc. was renamed to Florida FBLA-PBL Association, Inc.  A separate foundation was formed and named Florida FBLA-PBL Foundation, Inc.  The purpose of the foundation was to raise funds to assist Florida FBLA-PBL.

 

2008     The board of directors sign contracts with Jody Jones as state adviser for Florida FBLA-PBL and executive director of the Florida FBLA-PBL Foundation.