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State Officer Biographies

updated 08.31.17
 




 

Shane Fagan, PA FBLA President 
Delaware Valley High School

Hello! My name is Shane Fagan, and I am currently a senior at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, PA. I have been an active member of FBLA for four years, competing and attending conferences on the local, state, and national levels. I completed the all four levels of the BAAs and three levels of the CSAs; in addition, I have been inducted into the National Business Honor Society, have completed the requirements for Membership Madness and Membership Mania, and have served as Parliamentarian, Treasurer, and President of my local chapter.

Outside of FBLA, I serve as class president, Relay for Life team captain, jazz band lead trumpet, and a member of both Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society; I am a two-sport varsity athlete in both football and wrestling, too. For fun, I love listening to all types of music and hanging out with friends; also, a fun fact about me is that I live closer to New Jersey than I do my high school! My long-term goals in life are to attend one of the U.S. Service Academies or Navy ROTC programs at a private institution and major in quantitative economics, later entering a career in politics after my service career.

I am the youngest of three siblings with two proud parents, and my family has been formative in setting the foundation for my success. I believe that education is the right of every person, and FBLA has been the most outstanding organization in my personal development of competent, aggressive business leadership. I am truly humbled to work among the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee this year, and I cannot thank the membership enough for a second opportunity to leave a legacy of leadership, elevating our future beyond the 2017-2018 academic year.


 

Gabe Kessler, PA FBLA First Vice President 
Wissahickon High School

It is Gabe’s honor and privilege to serve as your First Vice President this year. Gabe loves to talk with any FBLA member he comes across and is very outgoing. He is very passionate about FBLA and has been heavily involved ever since entering high school.

Outside of FBLA, Gabe participates in soccer year-round and loves to ski during the winter. He also enjoys playing basketball in his free time. For the past few years, Gabe has been involved with CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages), a non-profit organization that works to build global peace through youth. He also volunteers for the Abramson Center, where he enjoys boosting the morale of their elderly residents. During his past year as a state officer,

Gabe has enjoyed meeting and talking to so many of you. He is ecstatic to be returning as your new First Vice President, and is looking forward to another fantastic year!


 

Jakob Schwabe, PA FBLA Secretary
MMI Preparatory School

Jakob Schwabe, your PA-FBLA state secretary, is currently a senior at MMI Preparatory School. Jakob is strongly committed to FBLA’s idea of service to others, and being so, has been involved in numerous activities in his community and school. Jakob currently serves on the Hazleton Junior City Council, where he provided input on youth related issues effecting his city. He also supports his friends in volunteering at local events.

Aside from FBLA, he is involved in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and his school’s Mock Trial team. When not in his FBLA suit, Jakob is usually sporting unique clothing as a part of his own clothing resale business.

Jakob is excited to network with and help as many FBLA members as possible.


 

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Adam Sands, PA FBLA Treasurer
Wallenpaupack Area High School

Adam Sands is so honored to serve his second term as a PA FBLA state officer, serving as your state treasurer! Adam accidentally joined FBLA freshman year, and the rest is history. He is currently serving as a FBLA national officer, a member of National Honor Society, an advocate within S.A.D.D., and a captain of his baseball team. Adam volunteers his time at the local borough building and throughout his school district. He has a true passion and understanding for FBLA and realizes the positive benefit being an active member can be, and loves to share that message to others.

When not in a suit for FBLA you can find him in his bathing suit out on his boat or hanging out with his friends. He is excited to meet so many more FBLA members, and not only elevate his future, but everyone else’s around him!
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Meghana Chigurupati, PA FBLA Reporter
Downingtown STEM Academy

Meghana, who is currently a senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy, is so excited to serve as your state reporter in her third year with this wonderful organization! As a part of FBLA, she was a national qualifier for Introduction to Business Presentation, a national finalist in Parliamentary Procedure, and serves as the Region 9 Secretary.

Outside of FBLA, she is an avid roboteer - whether it is running a robotics team for kids with special needs or serving as the business lead for her high school robotics team. Meghana also loves playing tennis and had been learning classical Indian dance since the age of five. In her free time, she loves going to the movies, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. As she embarks in this new step in her life, she asks you to feel free to reach out to her whether it's to ask questions or just to say hello!


 

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Logan Dubil, PA FBLA Vice President at Large 1
North Penn High School

Logan Dubil, your Vice President at Large #1 from North Penn High School, is an FBLA enthusiast. Ever since Logan heard about FBLA, he signed up and decided to run for office. Being new to the club, he is very excited to get to work with both the new and old state officers, as well as all of the academic competitors. Not only is Logan a state officer, but also the Reporter at his school. He wishes to continue his work with FBLA all the way up to when he graduates. 

From an athletic standpoint, running is his life. He has been running cross country since the 4th grade and track since the 5th grade. He currently is a member of the JV cross country team  and the varsity track team at his high school. His current personal records are as follows: 5K - 18:37, 1 Mile - 5:23, 800M - 2:21. In college, he wishes to major in marketing and run on the varsity teams. Volunteering also takes up most of Logan's time, as he enjoys spending time at his local food bank, with his neighbors, and at other numerous events.

Some fun facts about Logan include that he has piloted an airplane, his favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio, and that he has three horses. He is ready to take on this leadership role as your Vice President at Large and wants the best for all members, so if you have an ideas or comments, contact him. 


 

Maxwell Ferguson, PA FBLA
Vice President at Large 2
Jersey Shore Area High School

Max Ferguson is a sophomore at Jersey Shore Senior High School and is very excited to be a Vice President at Large on PA FBLA’s 2017-2018 State Officer team. Max loves going to FBLA conferences and meeting new people. At school, Max runs cross country and track, and is a part of Choir, Outdoor Club, 2020 Class Committee, and Model UN/Con-Con.

Outside of school, Max enjoys fishing, hunting, and playing guitar. Max served as Freshman Chapter President at his school last year and currently is his FBLA chapter’s Sophomore Vice President, and Region 7 Vice President. He is incredibly honored to be chosen as a PA FBLA State Officer this year, and is looking forward to working with the team and this year’s State Project.

 

Taylor Slicker, PA FBLA Vice President at Large 3
Wilmington Area High School

Taylor Slicker, your State Vice President at Large, is very excited to be serving on the 2017-2018 State Officer team.  Along having the privilege of being a PA State Officer, she also serves as Region 2 Treasurer and Chapter President. She attends Wilmington Area High School as a Junior. Taylor has always looked up to her local officers and fellow members of the organization in the previous years. She is now ecstatic to have the privilege and honor to serve you all, and finally fulfilling her dream of becoming a role model to others.

When Taylor is not busy with FBLA, she participates in her school’s danceline and mock trial. Taylor is following her passion of joining the United States Military by doing the Army Split Training Option program. She will attend basic training the summer of 2018 to strive to personally advance her goals. Most importantly Taylor loves meeting new people, it would be an honor to meet each and every one of you, so don't be afraid to say hello!


 

Vineeth Voruganti, PA FBLA Parliamentarian
Downingtown STEM Academy

Vineeth Voruganti is hype to once again serve as the State Parliamentarian. He currently a Senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy. He has a love of technology and everything associated with it. For the past three years, he has attended the National Conference even placing 4th in introduction to parliamentary procedure. He has read Robert's Rules of Order 4 times and is a registered parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians.

Outside of FBLA he interns at an Electrical Engineering Firm and works to run an organization known as STEMHacks that organizes hackathons and increases the awareness and knowledge of coding in the community. What he loves about FBLA is the wide range of opportunities that it provides. He considers the best opportunities are found in the hallways at various FBLA events where he has met incredible people and expanded his network.  He encourages everyone to try and capitalize on the tremendous wealth of knowledge and value that FBLA has to offer.


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