Your 2012-2013 State President, Jennifer Tang, was born in Shanghai, China. She immigrated to the United States when she was 6 years old and adapted to American culture very quickly. During her sophomore year, Jennifer was first introduced to Nevada FBLA and because of her attendance at the 2011 SBLC, found a true passion for business. She believed that the ideals and goals of FBLA should be spread to more students across the state and pledged to run for FBLA State President.
Jennifer has learned many leadership lessons through attending the National Youth Leadership Forum, National Leadership Conference, and International Career Development Conference. She keeps busy by serving as the Community Service Chair for her local National Honor Society chapter, and as the treasurer for her school’s Hiking Club. In addition to her school activities, Jennifer actively participates in other volunteer activities like tutoring children for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at Sunrise Hospital.
In her limited free time, Jennifer likes to watch Korean and American dramas. Jennifer is a huge fan of the television show “House,” and dreams of administrating a chain of private practices across the nation.
This year, Jennifer wants to step up to the plate and actively promote FBLA to new schools and continue to build on the past successes of Nevada FBLA. Jennifer is honored that you put your trust in her for the coming year, and believes that she has a responsibility to motivate others to achieve success through FBLA.
The sky was clear and the sun was out on October 30, 1995, FBLA had been around for 55 years. They had no idea significance of this day. 15 years later, the man born on that day would become Nevada FBLA’s 2011-2012 Northern Region Vice President and his involvement in FBLA had sprouted. The man was Matthew Edgington, who is now thrilled to serve as your Executive Vice President for the 2012-2013 year.
Born and raised under the Reno arch, Matt has lived there his whole life. Having FBLA run in the family, Matt has been a dedicated member his whole life, and this year will mark his second term as a Nevada FBLA State Officer.
Aside from FBLA Matt plays varsity golf, and is an avid mountain biker. His extracurricular activities push him to be the best leader and person he can be.
He is looking forward to the year ahead and knows it will be filled with lots of fun, hard work, and goal breaking accomplishments. Matthew enjoys everything FBLA and is both excited and honored to serve as your Executive Vice President.
Have you ever met greatness? If the answer is no, then you have never met Matt Edgington; but have you ever seen greatness? If the answer is yes, then you have probably viewed some of Nevada FBLA's engaging videos. Thanks to his amazing work, Wesley Ott was re-appointed as the 2012-2013 Vice President of Media. He is ready to create more videos that will be great with your help and support.
Wesley, being an avid member of FBLA, placed top 15 in nationals his freshman year. Wesley attends Galena High School in Reno, where he is founder of the Galena High School Table Tennis Association and has been a member of his school leadership for three years as a senator. Wesley is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Last year Nevada FBLA had a stellar year. The Youtube channel released 12 videos and broke the 10,000-view barrier. Wesley hopes to continue to spread the message of Nevada with more videos like "Stuff FBLA Members Say." It will be another great year for Nevada FBLA Media.
His extracurricular involvement is spread through all aspects of his life. Wesley makes movies and works with media in his free time. Wesley thoroughly enjoys film and FBLA and is excited to serve as your Vice President of Media for a second term.
Flora Shi is elated to serve as your 2012-2013 VP of Service. She has been giving back to the community since her freshman year by volunteering at the library's circulation desk and tutoring elementary students at an after school program. Flora believes that her position as VP of Service will allow her to serve her community and state in an even greater manner.
Flora was born in Shanghai, China. She immigrated to the United States after 3rd grade and lived in Los Angeles, California for 7 years. After getting used to the warm breezes and green landscapes in Los Angeles, Flora moved to Las Vegas, where she realized strong winds and brown rocks aren't so bad after all.
Flora loves driving before the sun coming up. The calm and peaceful feeling can never be replaced by anything else. However, she thinks that a cool glass of tea on a hot summer day is definitely irreplaceable. Flora can’t go a day without having a glass of tea or a cup of coffee.
The stage became one of Flora's favorite places to be; her passion for speaking led her to apply for her current position. Flora also loves to make new friends. Her ability to illuminate one's emotions through a simple smile can cause comfort and peace of mind.
Flora knows that the 2012-2013 year will be filled with happiness, fun, and success as she serves as your new VP of Service.
Sam Yoon is incredibly excited to be serving on the 2012- 2013 State Officer board and is looking forward to an unforgettable experience! He is especially looking forward to going on chapter visits and meeting the amazing members of Nevada FBLA to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices.
Sam has been a member of Nevada FBLA at the Atech chapter three years, an officer for two of them, and has loved every moment of it! Inspired by his advisor Sherry Stidhum (Advisor of the Year 2012), and the former Nevada VP of Membership and mentor Alex Uboldi, Sam decided to become the next Vice President of Membership in order to make a real difference in the organization he loves so much by sharing the message that certainly changed his life.
Sam has represented Nevada FBLA at NLC in multiple events, from Business Ethics to Client Services. He embraces his competitive nature. This year, however, his competitive side is taking a back seat in order to serve a bigger cause than him and be part of a team that will achieve much more than any one person could alone.
Sam is really excited for the year ahead, and is ready with the dedication and hard work that it requires. Above all, he is ready to create excitement for FBLA in all corners of the state, and couldn't be more excited to be doing so!
Rose Yi is excited to serve Nevada FBLA as the Vice President of Public Relations. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Rose loves meeting new people, and is honored to be part of your 2012-13 State Officer Team!
Rose is a sophomore at Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy. Majoring in law enforcement, she realizes that business is a huge part of our lives as well. Serving as her chapter president, she set to work improving her chapter from the very beginning. Through this process, the time she spent and dedication it took to work long hours, her passion for FBLA grew more than ever.
Aside from FBLA, Rose’s life is very different. Rose collects Hello Kitty, and she is addicted to video games. Other than collecting Hello Kitty, and playing video games, Rose tries her best to help make the world a better place.
Rose is excited to be the first State Officer from Veteran’s CTA, and her adviser is excited to embark on this journey with her as well! Rose is thankful for an extremely encouraging family, a wonderful supportive adviser, and an amazing group of supportive friends.
Sawyer Eisaman is extremely excited to serve as your Northern Region Vice President for the 2012-2013 school year. She absolutely loves FBLA, and serving you as a State Officer has been a dream of hers since she was a freshman.
Born and raised in Reno, Sawyer is currently a senior at Galena High School. Outside of FBLA, she keeps busy by staying involved in a variety of other activities. She was elected to be the 2012-2013 Student Body Secretary and Commissioner of Community Relations for her school, as well as the Public Relations officer for National Honor Society. Sawyer is also a cheerleader, and will be captain for the upcoming season.
Outside of her school activities, Sawyer loves spending time with her family and friends. She is known for being a very outgoing, happy person and is always smiling or laughing. Sawyer is very positive and knows that her enthusiasm is a great quality that will be a great asset to Nevada FBLA. She is also very passionate about community service, and has been on mission trips to both Mexico and Guatemala. After high school, she hopes to attend college in Southern California, majoring in Biomedical Engineering and someday becoming a neonatologist.
Sawyer can’t wait for the year ahead as part of the State Officer Team, and is thrilled to meet and serve the members of Nevada FBLA, with the added benefits of making new friends and having a great time!
Courtenay Collins is honored to be the 2012-2013 Eastern Region Vice President. Courtenay is excited to bring the chapters closer together and to share the wonderful FBLA experience that she has been blessed to be a part of.
Courtenay has been a Nevadan her entire life. Born in Reno and raised in Spring Creek, Courtenay has grown to cherish the beauty that Nevada brings. Joining FBLA as a sophomore, Courtenay thought that this organization’s only use was to look good on a resume. Courtenay soon grew to discover that FBLA was the first stepping stone to an amazing high school experience. FBLA not only looked good on college applications, it also delivered skills that no other organization could offer. Courtenay is excited to share these experiences with every member of Nevada FBLA.
In addition to FBLA, Courtenay is a member of the NHS and the Gambel Oak Pony Club. Courtenay has travelled all over the country, including Kentucky, to jump on her spotted pony, Mimi Bobeck. Courtenay is an avid horse lover, and is active in the United States Equestrian Federation and the Ruby Mountain Riders. Another huge part of Courtenay’s life is her large family. Courtenay is blessed to have an amazing family and her favorite part of the day is sitting around the dinner table and discussing that day’s events over a home cooked meal.
Courtenay is looking forward to making this next year in FBLA memorable, educational, and exciting.
Bianca Cseke is honored to serve as Nevada FBLA’s 2012-2013 Southern Region Vice President. She is has lived in Las Vegas all of her life and attends Southwest Career and Technical Academy as a Fashion Design major.
Bianca has been a member of FBLA for the past two years. She served as her chapter’s Vice President of Competitions and attended her first State Business Leadership Conference in 2012, winning first place in her competition. She has had an amazing time in FBLA, and is excited about bringing the chapters in the Southern Region closer together!
In addition to FBLA, Bianca is involved in several other activities. She founded and leads her school’s Photography Club, is an active member of DECA, and somehow finds time to be a member of the National Honor Society. She also participates in community service activities on a regular basis. When she isn’t busy with school or activities, Bianca enjoys blogging, designing clothes, working on her photography, and spending time with her friends and family.
Bianca can’t wait for the next year and knows that with her passion for FBLA, she can help make this organization truly excellent!