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President

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Maxwell Aulwes

Year: Senior

School: Chariton

Bio: Maxwell is currently the President for the Chariton FBLA chapter. In addition to FBLA, he is involved in Student Council, FCA, SPLASH, and the Dekko Foundation. He also volunteers in Chariton High School’s fine arts’ productions. Maxwell is involved in cross country, baseball, basketball, and soccer athletically. He also enjoys spending time fishing and spending time with friends and family. This year Maxwell is excited to lead and enhance Iowa FBLA.

Contact: maulwes@iowafbla.org

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District 1 Vice-President

Megan Pierschbacher

Year: Sophomore

School: Edgewood-Colesburg

Bio: Megan is currently an Edgewood-Colesburg FBLA officer. She is involved in speech, band, choir, musical, play, 4-H, student council, STEAM club, cheer, dance, and gymnastics along with FBLA. In her free time, she enjoys reading and sewing. Megan is looking forward to meeting other FBLA members and is honored to be serving on the 2021-2022 State Officer Team.

Contact: mpierschbacher@iowafbla.org

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District 2 Vice-President

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Peyton Gordon

Year: Senior

School: Creston

Bio: Peyton is a local chapter officer for her school's FBLA team. She is also involved in Speech Team, Bowling, Publications, and she is the junior representative for the Chamber of Commerce. Peyton works at her local Vet Clinic and does work with the Criminology teacher at SWCC. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and listening to scary stories. Peyton is excited to meet all of her fellow FBLA members this year.

Contact: pgordon@iowafbla.org

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District 3 Vice-President

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Shanmukh Boggarapu

Year: Senior

School: Linn-Mar

Bio: Shanmukh currently serves his school chapter as one of two parliamentarians. Outside of FBLA, Shanmukh involves himself in various clubs such as National Honors Society, Health Occupations Students of America, Science Olympiad, First Tech Challenge Robotics, and tennis. He is also a part of a program called Leadership for Five Seasons and volunteers at his local hospital and at his school regularly as a writing tutor. Shanmukh is also currently training for employment at a math tutoring center. Some of his favorite hobbies are hanging out with friends, biking, and playing tennis. Shanmukh is looking forward to meeting and working with all of the faces of Iowa FBLA.

Contact: sboggarapu@iowafbla.org

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Secretary

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Emma Kerr

Year: Senior

School: Bettendorf

Emma Kerr is currently a Bettendorf FBLA chapter member. In addition to FBLA, she is also involved in the National Honors Society and RSVP. A competitive dancer, teacher, and volunteer for Studio A Dance Company and captain of the Bettendorf High School Dance Team, Emma loves dancing. In her freetime, she also enjoys working for the Bettendorf Hyvee as a Starbucks barista and hanging out with her friends. She is very excited to be a part of the Iowa FBLA state officer team for the 2021-2022 year.

Contact: ekerr@iowafbla.org

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Treasurer

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Alyssa Giles

Year: Senior

School: Waukee

Bio: Alyssa is currently a Waukee FBLA chapter member. She is also involved in Random Acts of Kindness club, International club, and Interact, a service club. She volunteers at JOPPA, DMARC, and Creative Habitats and enjoys finding new places to serve. Alyssa is in Lacrosse, Tennis, and enjoys spending time outside with her family. She works as a server and hostess at Brazil Terra Grill. In her free time, she likes to ride her bike, play card games with her family, and read. Alyssa is very excited to serve as this year's Iowa FBLA State Treasurer and can't wait to get to know everyone better!

Contact: agiles@iowafbla.org

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Past State Officers

2020-2021
Name School Office
alexandria Alexandria Schmitz Edgewood-Colesburg High School President
lilly Lilly Kossman Waukon High School Region 1 Vice President
sudeep Sudeep Gadde Linn-Mar High School Secretary
max Max Aulwes Chariton High School Region 2 Vice President
emma Emma Ketelsen Northeast High School Region 3 Vice President
2019-2020
Name School Office
alexandria Alexandria Schmitz Edgewood-Colesburg High School President
miya Miya Messerich Northeast High School Secretary
zach Zach Berntgen Bettendorf High School Treasurer
kirstyn Kirstyn Payne Edgewood-Colesburg High School Region 1 Vice President
trae Trae Hall Chariton High School Region 2 Vice President
isha Isha Kalia Linn-Mar High School Region 3 Vice President
2018-2019
Name School Office
levi Levi Hoffman Northeast High School President
katelyn Katelyn Benzing Waukon High School Region 1 Vice President
jared Jared Middlebrook Wayne High School Region 2 Vice President
trevor Trevor Bitner Clinton High School Region 3 Vice President
mary Mary Vander Velden Waukon High School Secretary
sheldon Sheldon Deng Bettendorf High School Treasurer