2020-2021 Indiana BPA State Officer Leadership Team
2020-2021 Mission Statement:
We, the 2020-2021 Indiana BPA Officer Leadership Team, aim to utilize communication as a bridge to obtain awareness throughout our organization by encouraging membership recruitment and promote personal growth through involvement in our service-learning opportunities and competitive events.
Hi Indiana BPA! I’m Molly Guetig, your 2020-2021 State President . This upcoming year I will be a senior at Orleans Jr./Sr. High School. I have been an active member of BPA since my sixth grade year and on the State Officer Leadership team for two years. I served as your Region 12 president last year, and I am more than excited to continue on in my journey and help our organization grow. BPA has offered me many opportunities and experiences that I will forever be thankful for. I have been able to grow as a person and a leader through Business Professionals of America and I can't help to help all of you do the same throughout this year of growth!
Vice President of Administration
Hi Indiana BPA! I am Katie Smith, your 2020-2021 Vice President of Administration! I am a senior at Hamilton Heights High school and this will be my fourth year in BPA and my second as a state officer. In addition to BPA I am the President of my senior class, captain of my school’s varsity girls’ soccer team, a member of the diving team, and a member of Honor Society. Business Professionals of America has helped me become better in the professional and personal aspects of my life. I have loved meeting new members and look forward to meeting more of you this year! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email!
Vice President of Communication
Hello Indiana BPA! My name is Miranda Hirl and I am your 2020-2021 Vice President of Communications. This upcoming year I will be a senior at Hamilton Heights High School, and I have been a member of Business Professionals of America since my freshman year. Through BPA I have been able to gain confidence, step out of my comfort zone, and make new friends as well as connections. I served you all last year as your Vice President of Public Relations, and I am so excited to continue my journey and role helping every member find their passions and skills through BPA. I know that with my team by my side, we will give you another great year and State Leadership Conference!
Vice President of Chapter Activities
Hello Indiana BPA, my name is Maryam Olaletan and I am your 2020-2021 Vice President of Chapter Activities. I am currently a senior at Ben Davis University High School, and this would be my third year in BPA. Outside BPA, I am a member of my school’s Best Buddies Club, Medical Interpreting Club, National Honors Society, Key Club, and so much more. In my free time, I like to write fictional stories and watch The Office. Upon graduation, I plan to go to a four-year college where I will have the chance to pursue a career, I am passionate about, preferably Business or Law. I am so thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to serve you once again and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me through email.
Vice President of Member Activities
Hello Indiana BPA! My name is Shayna Morris and I am your 2020-2021 Vice President of Member Activities. I am a Junior at Lincoln High School and I have been involved in Business Professional of America since my freshman year. BPA has increased my leadership and speaking capabilities, while showing me how great this organization truly is. I cannot wait to begin my year as a state officer and develop even more skills with Indiana BPA. During the school year, the sports that I participate in are: track and field, golf, soccer, archery, and managing boys’ varsity basketball. Additionally, I am an active member in FFA, 4-H, Junior Leaders, Key Club, Spanish club, academic teams, Student Government, camp counselor, and of course BPA. Outside of clubs and sports, I thoroughly enjoy photography and I have a huge passion for animals. I am excited to contribute all that I possibly can to Indiana BPA, while we all experience another great year as members of this organization. Contact me via email if you have any questions or ideas.
Region 1 President
Hi Indiana BPA! I am Claire Wiltfang, your 2020-2021 Region 1 president. I am a senior at Hebron High School. During school I am involved in clubs such as National Honor Society, StuCo, Principal's Advisory Committee, and Students Taking on Problems. I am also on the dance team and manage the baseball team. Outside of school I enjoy volunteering, creating projects for 4-H, and baking. Business Professionals of America has brought me an abundance of skills I am looking forward to using for the rest of my life. After high school, I plan on going to college for business and legal studies to obtain my goal of becoming a paralegal. I can’t wait to work with everyone and make this year awesome!
Region 2 President
Hello Indiana BPA, I am Ariana Petz, and I will be serving as your 2020-2021 Region 2 President! I am a senior at Argos Jr.-Sr. High School, and this will be my fourth year in BPA. I am a leader not only on the State Officer Leadership Team, but also my Senior Class President, my local BPA Chapter Secretary, and an officer in Sunshine Society, FEA, and Art Club. I have been on the Varsity Cross Country team and the girls soccer team for four years. I work at AmeriCan Engineering and have learned skills in HR for two years. I have participated in my school’s musical for the past five years, and plan to continue in my growth towards public speaking through studying theatre education. I am looking forward to working with the other officers to improve upon our great organization!
Region 3/6 President
Hello my name is Gabriella Bailey and I am your Region 3/6 president! I am a senior at South Adams High School. This is my second year of BPA. I am part of the volleyball and tennis team. I am also involved in best buddies,spirit committee, service committee, SADD, FCA, and NHS. Outside of school I work at Swiss Village in dietary. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, with friends and family, and getting ice cream from Wilshire. I am super excited to serve as your 2020-2021 Region 3/6 president!
Region 4/5 President
Hello Indiana BPA! My name is Shelby Schambach and I’m excited to serve you as the 2020-2021 Indiana BPA Region ⅘ president! I am a Junior at Tri-County High School, and this will be my third year in Business Professionals of America. BPA has helped me step out of my comfort zone, become a better leader, and has created my passion for business. I’m also involved in other activities through my school such as volleyball, basketball, softball, FFA, National Honor Society, and student council. Outside of school activities I enjoy running my small photography business, lifeguarding in the summer, and 4-H. I am very excited to serve you as Region ⅘ President, and cannot wait to see what we can achieve together!
Region 7 President
Hello Indiana BPA! My name is Samantha Goodman and I am your 2020-2021 Region 7 president! I am a senior at Shakamak Jr/Sr High School, and this will be my 4th year involved with BPA. Besides being actively involved with my own BPA chapter, I am a part of many different school clubs and activities, such as show choir, National Honor Society, FFA, Foriegn Language Club, and Laker Leaders. I also participate in Spellbowl, Quizbowl, and Academic Super Bowl. When I am not at school you can find me doing homework, reading, working with children or binging Criminal Minds. After high school, I aspire to attend Marian University to pursue a degree in business or history. I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity and cannot wait to make this the best year yet! If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me via email!
Region 8 President
Hello Indiana BPA. My name is Elias Munoz, I am 17 years old and a junior at North Central High School/J. Everett Light Career Center where I am involved in the International Baccalaureate program. I have both Spanish and Venezuelan nationalities, but I only grew up in Venezuela until 5 years ago. Some activities and programs that I participate in are Soccer, the LLS Organization, Community Educational Helper program, and my school's Basketball Intramural. My tow main hobbies are visual arts and magic. They let me unlock my full potential with creativity and self-discovery. In addition, I am really interested in Law and Business careers, demonstrating my commitment and passion to go to college after high school. Be sure to email with any questions.
Region 9 President
Hi Indiana BPA! My name is Abby Ahrens, and I am so excited to be your 2020 - 2021 region 9 president. I will be a senior at Lincoln HIgh School. I joined BPA in my freshman year and I have met many amazing people and pursued some awesome opportunities through BPA. In my school I am involved in many other activities such as FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Drama Club, Student Government, Academic teams, marching band, Key Club, tennis, and Rotary Interact Club. In my free time I love to read, bake, and spend time with my friends and family. Outside of my school activities I am involved in Rotary Youth Exchange and I spent my junior year studying abroad in Germany. I am beyond excited for this awesome opportunity to serve as your region 9 president. Let’s make this year awesome!
Region 10 President
Hello Indiana BPA! My name is Kara Neyenhaus and I am your 2020-2021 Region 10 President. I am a junior at Perry Central High School and this will be my second year as a member of Business Professionals of America. I am in many activities such as track and field, STAND, and Spanish club. If you can’t find me, I’m most likely hiking, fishing, or playing outside with my puppy, Toby. I enjoy spending time outside and binge watching Criminal Minds and Hawaii Five-O. Also, I work at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. One of my many dreams is to visit and hike at every national park in the United States. My future plans are to attend Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and study health sciences. I can’t wait to help lead Indiana BPA. I’m so excited to make new memories and work with such talented minds.This is going to be a great year.
Region 11 President
Hey Indiana BPA! My name is Christina Monev, and I am the Region 11 President for the 2020-2021 school year! I am currently a senior at Center Grove High School. I joined BPA my freshman year and have been in love with the organization ever since. Competing in BPA, and especially making it to nationals, has helped me to gain confidence in my skills and further develop my passion for finance. In the future, I plan on majoring in finance and becoming an investment banker. Aside from BPA, I am also involved in student government, National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Academy of Finance, and a book club. I love reading, swimming, hiking, cooking, and spending time with my family. I am so excited for this upcoming year! Let’s make it a great one Indiana BPA!
Region 12 President
Hello Indiana BPA! I am Morgan Purser, and I am your 2020 - 2021 Region 12 President. I am a senior at North Harrison High School. I have been involved in BPA since my freshman year, and I am very excited to be a part of this year's SOLT. BPA has taught me many valuable skills such as communication, time management, and hardwork. Aside from BPA, I have been involved in other clubs at my school including National Honors Society, German club, and student council. I am also the secretary of my class. During the spring, I play on my school’s tennis team, and I swim year-round for both my high school team in the winter and a club team, Riverside Aquatics Club in the summer and fall. I have also been the team captain of my swim team for the past two years. Outside of school, I enjoy going to coffee shops, reading, and spending time with my friends. After high school, I hope to attend Purdue University and major in engineering. I am thrilled to be working with the other state officers in making this year a great year for BPA.