FBLA-PBL Winners Letter to Arizona Governor Ducey

Sample for briefing
July 20, 2015
The Honorable Doug Ducey
State Capitol West Wing
1700 W. Washington 9th Fl
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Dear Governor Ducey
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is proud to recognize high
school and college students from Arizona demonstrating their superior business skills that will
make them tomorrow’s top employees, managers, and executives. These students strive to bring
business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership
and career development programs.
The FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conferences (NLCs), held in Chicago this June, had a
record attendance of over 15,000 students, advisers, and guests. Students competed in over 60
competitive events including Accounting, Banking & Financial Systems, Business Plan,
Community Service Project, Emerging Business Issues, Entrepreneurship, International
Business, Partnership with Business, Public Speaking, and many technology events. Individual
or team representatives from each state compete in each event on the national level after
successfully overcoming competition at the local, district, and state levels.
These young people caught the attention of corporate America as our national partners from
across the country contributed over $257,000 to sponsor awards for the competitive events
program. Those funds went directly to students, rewarding them for their hard work and
Governor, these are extraordinary young people! They have ambition, determination, and
commitment to achieve the highest level. We thank you for your continued support of programs
like ours in your state education agency. We look forward to keeping FBLA-PBL, now a quartermillion strong, moving forward in Arizona.
Attached is a list of the 2015 NLC Awards of Excellence winners from Arizona. Should you
wish to recognize them, school names have been provided for these winners.
Thank you for the excellent commitment you have to education and the young people of your
Best wishes
Jean M. Buckley
President & CEO
Governor Ducey, Arizona
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FBLA (High School Division)
Centennial High School-14388 N. 79th Avenue, Peoria AZ, 85381
3rd Place Database Design & Applications, Caprial Grow
7th Place Digital Video Production, Ryan Bowman, Brianna Koener, Jacob Lee
9th Place Future Business Leader, Ariel Carr
Combs High School-2505 East German Road, San Tan Valley AZ, 85140
5th Place Insurance & Risk Management, Samuel Rosales
Estrella Foothills High School-13033 South Estrella Parkway, Goodyear AZ, 85338
7th Place Public Service Announcement, JJ Abtamovich, Bill Babyar, Michael Santos
Greenway High School-3930 West Greenway Road, Phoenix AZ, 85023
6th Place Networking Concepts, Brian Hurst
Kingman High School-4182 Bank Street, Kingman AZ, 86401
5th Place MOS Word Certification, Zeke Sweeney
Metro Tech High School-VIP-1900 West Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ, 85015
7th Place Virtual Business Challenge, Christian Barrera Matias, Daisy Garay, Jesus
Lozano Ramirez
10th Place Digital Video Production, Edwin Eliosa, Daniel Gomez
Prescott High School-1050 North Ruth Street, Prescott AZ, 86301
8th Place Virtual Business Challenge, Nakai Lake, Dylan Zawicki
San Tan Foothills High School-1255 W. Silverdale Road, Queen Creek AZ, 85243
2nd Place Public Speaking I, Leilani Lewis
PBL (College Division)
DeVry University Phoenix-2149 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix AZ, 85021
1st Place Accounting Analysis & Decision Making, Brandon McGibany, Jeff Steuer
2nd Place Client Service, Jeff Steuer
9th Place Integrated Marketing Campaign, Dawn Bro
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-3700 North Willow Creek Road, Prescott AZ, 863013720
2nd Place Marketing Analysis & Decision Making, Nghia Ho, Brenda Lim, Milton Tan
3rd Place Business Decision Making, Ahrash Aleshi, Kirisa Pettis
5th Place Economic Analysis & Decision Making, John Carosello, Aiden Herzog,
Mwangi Karuri
6th Place Human Resource Management, Ahrash Aleshi, Kirisa Pettis
6th Place Justice Administration, William Stark
Northern Arizona University-18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ, 85032
1st Place Information Management, Dylan Downhill
6th Place Sports Management & Marketing, Mark Creech
7th Place Contemporary Sports Issues, Mark Creech