2022-2023 STATE LEADERSHIP TEAM
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Rishabh Mehta is beyond honored and excited to serve as the State President of Florida Business Professionals of America and be able to work alongside his fellow State Officers. Entering his fourth year in BPA, he has seen the vast extent of opportunities BPA has to offer to members and alumni and is working to expand these opportunities to members across Florida. Rishabh hopes to expand the alumni and middle division, boost communication for chapters across the state, and make BPA more accessible and economical for people across the state.
Throughout this year Rishabh hopes to truly give purpose to potential and help reach their highest goals that being through Judged, Non-Judged, or Open Event or even prestigious Torch awards. He aspires to highlight how BPA is not just intimidating suits and ties but a close-knit family that pushes each other to new heights.
I am Aryan Parulekar, your State Vice President and a Senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Seminole High School in Sanford, FL. My favorite thing about BPA is the opportunity to make connections and memories at all levels. Whether it is personal memories with your chapter members or professional connections through your judges or workshops, the possibilities are endless. This year my personal goal is to leave an impact on Florida BPA by starting and growing new chapters in, and near, my region, Seminole County, to grow membership. After high school, I want to attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, to one day become an investment banker.
I am Eshal Ahmad, your State Secretary and a Senior at Seminole High School. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family, going on road trips, and watching TV. I joined BPA through my older sister's recommendation and ended up loving it. Joining BPA allowed me to gain many communication skills and opened up many opportunities for me. I only wish to pass on the amazing opportunities I was given, to the future members of BPA. I am beyond excited to be a part of the 2022-2023 state officer team and can't wait to see what the future holds for me.
I am Arnold McNeal, your State Treasurer and a Senior at Hallandale Magnet High School Sin Hallandale Beach, Florida! I first joined BPA my freshman year with no knowledge. While in BPA I experienced the different competitions, made friends, traveled, gained knowledge about leadership and so much more. My favorite part of BPA is getting members out of their comfort zone and showing them skills and techniques that will help the in the workforce. BPA is a great organization to be in. This year my goal is to make a difference in our state. Basically to make us stand out from the rest. My plan for the future is to go to Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida and obtain my Associates Degree in Mortuary Science to become a licensed funeral director/ Embalmer, and one day open up my own funeral home
Hi everyone! My name is Arya Gupta and I’m crazy excited to serve as your Historian for the 2022-2023 year. I’m currently a senior at Pine View School and president of my BPA chapter. When I’m not working on BPA or school, I love traveling, journaling, and playing the piano. I’m looking forward to making this year a dope year for BPA. If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to contact me whenever.
I am Rhiannon Noel, State Parliamentarian of Florida BPA. As a senior at Atlantic Technical High School, this will be my second year of membership. When I first joined Business Professionals of America, I just saw it as a chance to travel and enhance my business skills and abilities. After going through the State and National Leadership Conference, however, I now know that my place in BPA was meant to be more than just a member. Leadership and creating friendships are now what drives my passion for BPA and continuing my legacy within this organization gives me the motivation to do better and help others. Bringing more people into BPA is the goal I have for my term as a State Officer. Finance is my career goal and anything money is fun to me. To a great year of BPA with all of you, we go.