ERAU Phi Beta Lambda Eagles ‘Soar to New Heights’ at Annual State Leadership Conference

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s PBL shows off their accomplishments in wake of the awards ceremony.

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ERAU PBL members spent their Spring Break in Orlando – not at Disney World, Universal Studios, or Sea World, though, but at the Florida Phi Beta Lambda Annual State Leadership Conference.

The members competed in business and industry focused competitive events, attended leadership development workshops, networked with fellow members and industry leaders throughout the state, participated in a keynote speech by Chris Bashinelli of HBO’s “The Sopranos” and host of “Bridge the Gap,” and elected the new state officers via Parliamentary Procedure.

Ms. Audrey Parios,  the Chapter President, competed in Job Interview and became the state runner-up.

The Website Design team of Ms. Lauren Drake, Mr. Nick Hernandez, and  the Chapter Treasurer Mr. Tim Bernard walked away as the bronze medalists in their competition.

Next, Ms. Parios will advance to the national level at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA this summer to compete against the rest of the country’s state champions and runner-ups.

Meanwhile, member Justin Flemons was elected PBL State President for Florida at the conference, which he will serve during the 2017-2018 academic school year also representing ERAU.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest career student organization in the world.

Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

For any further information about ERAU’s chapter of  PBL and how you can get involved with the organization, please contact Chapter Advisor Mr. Raymond Sanders (