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.