Business Professionals of America

BPA Members

Business Professionals of America

The History of the Kirtland BPA Chapter

Chartered: September 1, 1989 Chapter: Region One

The first advisor for the KCHS BPA Chapter was Gerry Largent. BPA replaced OEA, Office Education Association, which was established in 1985.

What is BPA?

Business Professionals of America is a national student organization composed of state associations and local chapters serving persons pursuing careers in business and office occupations as well as former members. This organization provides the opportunity for the development of leadership skills, personal and professional growth, and career related competencies. Involvement in Business Professionals of America will enhance social awareness, civic responsibility, and an understanding of the business community. 

About the Conferences

The Kirtland BPA Chapter is a curricular club that enhances member's skills through a variety of competitive events.

There are 3 levels of competitive: regional, state, and national. 

The regional contest is held in a community within the district.


This year's regional contest will be held at the Farmington CATE Center on December 12, 2018. The state conference is held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The state conference will be held from February 14-16, 2019. Members from across the state compete in contests, attend workshops, listen to guest speakers, and network with other BPA members.

The national convention is held in a metropolitan area in the United States. This year the national convention will be held in Anaheim,CA from April 31 to May 5, 2019.
While at the convention, members attend convention sessions, attend workshops, listen to guest speakers, network with members from across the nation, visit famous sites, and gain leadership skills that will be lifetime experiences.




This page was updated May 20, 2019