State Leadership team

interested in becoming a state officer?

Take your PBL experience to the next level by applying to become a State Officer! Each year, State Officers are elected by local chapter voting delegates at the State Leadership Conference. Responsibilities can differ depending on the year and officer position, but all officers take part in planning the annual Spring Leadership Conference, assisting local chapters, and engaging members. See the North Dakota PBL Handbook for specific information of officer position responsibilities.

There are currently two vacancies on the 2021-2022 ND PBL State Officer Team:

  • Vice President of Membership
  • Vice President of Operations

If you have a passion for leadership and a desire to experience everything that PBL has to offer, you are encouraged to submit an application by October 8, 2021.



vice President of communications

Julian Clemon

Born in Hawaii, Julian Clemon is in North Dakota studying Management at Bismarck State College and plans to transfer to Dickinson State University to finish his Bachelor’s Degree. Your Vice President of Communications is ready to jump in and make a splash following last year’s socially distanced experience.

State President

Tanner Thompson

Your 2021-2022 North Dakota PBL President, Tanner Thompson, is a senior Accounting major at Minot State University and intends to pursue his master’s in business administration and become a CPA. He has a goal of attending law school to become a Will, Trust, and Estate Attorney. Tanner is excited to be on the State Leadership Team and is ready to meet other PBL members across the state.

Vice President of finance

Melanie MacPherson

Born and raised in Minot, North Dakota, and currently a senior at Minot State University, your 2019-2022 Vice President of Finance is ready to be a part of a great year for North Dakota PBL. Melanie is currently  pursuing a double-BS in Finance and Accounting, and she plans to start the CPA examination process following her graduation in the spring of 2022.


ND FBLA-PBL State Chair

Jessica DeVaal
Office: (701) 328-2286

nd fbla-pbl administrative assistant

Linda Kuntz
Office: (701) 328-3174

north dakota cte

600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610