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President

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Alexandria Schmitz

Year: Junior

School: Edgewood-Colesburg

Bio: Currently, Alexandria serves as the Reporter on her school’s FBLA Chapter. Besides FBLA, she is involved in Art Club, Student Council, Edgewood-Colesburg National Honors Society, Large Group Speech, and Ed-Co Echo’s. Athletically, Alexandria participates in basketball, volleyball, and golf. In the community, Alexandria is involved in Girl Scouts, St. Mark’s Church, and the local, state, and national Pheasants Forever Organization as well as the Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever National Youth Leadership Council. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. Alexandria is excited to expand her network as a state officer this year.

Contact: president@iowafbla.org

Region 1 Vice-President

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Kirstyn Payne

Year: Junior

School: Edgewood-Colesburg

Bio: Kirstyn is currently Vice President of her school’s FBLA Chapter. Other than FBLA, she is in musical and play, large group and individual speech. She also enjoys being on the school's golf team. Outside of school, she is a member of the local fire department and enjoys volunteering within the community. She also enjoys spending her Wednesday nights with friends at her local youth group. Kirstyn is excited to help lead Iowa FBLA this year!

Contact: vpregion1@iowafbla.org

Region 2 Vice-President

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Trae Hall

Year: Senior

School: Chariton

Bio: Trae Hall currently serves as Parliamentarian of the Chariton FBLA Chapter. Outside of FBLA, Trae is involved in many other organizations and extracurricular activities including Student Council, the SPLASH Organization, National Honor Society, Great Decisions, choir, track, wrestling, cross country, and many other things. In his free time, Trae enjoys being civically active in his community and spending time with friends. Trae is looking forward to his time as Region 2 Vice President.

Contact: vpregion2@iowafbla.org

Region 3 Vice-President

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Isha Kalia

Year: Senior

School: Linn-Mar

Bio: Along with Region 3 VP, Isha also serves as her local chapter president. At her high school she is apart of National Honors Society, Key Club, swim team, and color guard. Outside of her school, she has taken part in many leadership programs such as HOBY and the Leadership of Five Seasons Youth Program. She also serves as a member of the Marion Youth Council. In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and filming for her Youtube channel. She’s very enthusiastic to meet FBLA members across the state!

Contact: vpregion3@iowafbla.org

Secretary

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Miya Messerich

Year: Senior

School: Northeast

Miya has the role of Secretary of her school’s FBLA chapter. She participates in Northeast’s athletics, fine arts, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and National Honor Society. She also works at a local dress shop. Her number one hobby is shopping followed by exercising and being outside. Miya cherishes the quality time spent with her family and friends as well. She is eager to meet new faces throughout her leadership term as an Iowa FBLA state officer.

Contact: secretary@iowafbla.org

Treasurer

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Zach Berntgen

Year: Senior

School: Bettendorf

Bio: Zach serves as his local FBLA chapter Vice President. He is also involved with the National Honor Society, the local food pantry, his church youth group, the Bettendorf boys varsity golf team, plays the piano and guitar, and works at Palmer Hills golf course. When not in school or participating in extracurricular activities, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Zach can’t wait to represent Iowa FBLA, and to see what this year holds!

Contact: treasurer@iowafbla.org

Past State Officers

2018-2019
Name School
levi Levi Hoffman Northeast High School
katelyn Katelyn Benzing Waukon High School
jared Jared Middlebrook Wayne High School
trevor Trevor Bitner Clinton High School
mary Mary Vander Velden Waukon High School
sheldon Sheldon Deng Bettendorf High School