The South Dakota FBLA State Officer Program provides tremendous opportunities for students to gain 21st Century employability skills. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, organizational skills, public speaking, and many more. In short, it is a unique and valuable experience that we are excited to share with your students.

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President:

Shawn Boehmer

Grade: 11

Years in FBLA: 2

Future Plans: Law Degree from an Ivy League School

Favorite FBLA Memory: Steve's Bite in Chicago at Nationals

Advice to New Members: Be social!! Everyone is friendly and I promise, you can make lifelong friends

What is the best part of your day: Exactly 10:30 am everyday

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North Region Vice President:

Jude Ortmeier

Grade: 12

Years in FBLA: 4

Advice to New Members: Engage in what you are interested in during FBLA

Future Plans: Biology Degree at USD

Favorite FBLA Memory: Going to Wrigley Field during Nationals

Favorite Song: Only the Young by Journey

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South Region Vice President:

Allie Vermeulen

Grade and School: Senior at Mitchell High School

Years in FBLA: 4

Advice to New Members: Make new friends outside of your chapter at events

Future Plans: Nursing or Health Sciences at an in-state university

If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be: Kris Jenner

Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift

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Secretary:

Mikaila Fluth

Grade and School: Senior at Tri-Valley High School

Years in FBLA: 4

Advice to New Members: Attend everything and make lots of friends!

Future Plans: Computer Science degree at Dakota State

Favorite FBLA Memory: Attending Nationals

Favorite Song: Could Have Been Me by The Struts

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Treasurer:​

Ella Ziegeldorf

Grade and School: Senior at Mitchell High School

Years in FBLA: 3

Advice to New Members: Be yourself and try new things because you never know what you'll get out the experience

Future Plans: Business Degree at USD

What is the best part of your day: My morning coffee :D

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

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Reporter:​

Charley Nuhsbaumer

Grade and School: Senior at Redfield High School

Years in FBLA: 4

Future Plans: Business Degree at USD or the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be: Blake Lively

Advice to New Members: Always try to meet new people and try new things

Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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Historian

Jeff Zeigler

Grade and School: Senior and Highmore High School

Years in FBLA: 3

Advice to New Members: Try to enjoy yourself, it makes everything else a lot easier

Future Plans: Engineering and Physics degree at SDSM&T

What is the best part of your day: Right before bed

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

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Parliamentarian

Paul Kaffar

Grade and School: Junior at McCook Central High School

Years in FBLA: 2

Advice to New Members: Always keep your mind open and try a little bit of everything in FBLA

Future Plans: Military or degree in Medicinal Botany

Favorite FBLA Memory: Shopping in Chicago at Nationals

Favorite Song: Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root

Run for State Office!

State Officers are elected during the State Leadership Conference in April each year.  To find out more read the State Officer Candidate Handbook here.