State Executive Council
The State Executive Council (SEC) is comprised of officers and advisors. Information about the duties of the SEC can be found in the State Bylaws.
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Alex Baran is currently a junior at Drexel University, majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Philosophy. Alex has served as a member of FBLA-PBL for 8 years. As a part of his membership, he has helped found a local Middle Level chapter, served as FBLA local chapter President for 4 years, and as New Jersey FBLA Central Region Vice President his senior year. This is also Alex’s third consecutive year serving on the PA PBL State Executive Council. He has a particular interest for Business Ethics and hopes to bring this unique perspective with him into the future. In addition to his involvement with PBL, Alex also attends Philosophy Club and is a member of Kappa Theta Epsilon, a national Co-op Program Honor Society. As part of his Drexel academic program, Alex has help co-op (internship) positions at firms such as BNP Paribas, BlackRock, and J.P. Morgan. In his spare time, Alex enjoys managing his small investment portfolio and playing video games. Alex is looking forward to the bright horizon ahead for PA PBL and is excited to be taking the journey with his fellow members and officers.
|Dray Krishnan is currently a sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, majoring in Accounting and Economics. Dray has been involved with FBLA-PBL since his freshman year in high school. During his tenure in FBLA, Dray has served as a local chapter President, Maryland State Webmaster, Maryland State Executive Vice President, and FBLA National Treasurer. To Dray FBLA-PBL is a way of life and he cannot wait to share his experience with the PA PBL State Executive Council and with every member who reaches out to him. Dray is particularly versed in parliamentary procedure and of course is very interested in finance and accounting. Besides PBL, Dray is involved with the undergraduate student government of Penn State-UPark, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), as well as the on-campus student government, the Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS). In Dray’s infinitely dwindling free time, he enjoys watching television (#RHONJ/NY/OC) and playing the air piano (it’s like the air guitar, just classier). Dray is excited to begin his new expedition with PA PBL and encourages members of PA PBL to reach out to him.|
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State Chairperson & Financial Advisor
Bob Kollar is in his seventh year of involvement with PBL, which includes serving as chapter advisor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and becoming a member of the Pennsylvania State Executive Council in September 2006. Bob is currently an assistant professor of accounting at Duquesne University’s schools of business, and is also the director of the graduate business school’s Master of Accountancy program. He has been a CPA for the past twenty-five years.
Prior to joining Duquesne University as a full-time faculty member, Bob began his career with and spent 14 years working for the international professional services firm of Ernst & Young where he was a senior manager in the audit practice. After leaving Ernst & Young, Bob worked with the regional accounting firm of Schneider Downs & Co. for approximately five years as a senior manager also in the audit practice. In 2001, Bob and his wife Kellie, also a CPA, started their own CPA firm, Kuhleman Kollar & Associates CPAs, and Bob still assists some companies with their financial reporting needs in addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities at Duquesne University. Bob was a member of FBLA during high school.
State Advisor & Testing Coordinator
|Heather has been involved with PBL since 2004. She has helped out with set-up and proctoring exams for the last two years at the State Leadership Conferences. Heather graduated with honors, from Lansdale School of Business with and Associate's Degree in Accounting Management in 2006. She went on to pursue her Bachelor's Degree from Strayer University, and graduated with honors in 2008. Heather is employed full-time as a Staff Accountant/Payroll Processor with Meeco, Inc. and Tiger Optics, a manufacturing company located in Warrington, PA. She is also pursuing her Master's in Accounting and Financial Management with and emphasis on her Certified Public Accounting Certification, from the Keller Graduate School of Management with Devry University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their friends and family. She enjoys ATV recreation, camping, the mountains, and scenic driving.|
State Advisor & Webmaster
Josh has been involved with FBLA-PBL since 2000 as a member, state officer, and now an advisor. In 2006-07, he served as the Pennsylvania PBL State Treasurer and served as the State President in 2007-08. After graduating from Elizabethtown College in 2008 with a degree in Accounting, he moved to Baltimore where he works for Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four public accounting firms, as a CPA and senior in the assurance practice. In his free time, Josh enjoys following the Ravens and Orioles, and can often be found in the first row at Ravens games.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
|Lucinda Willis is in her 8th year of involvement with PBL, which includes serving as chapter advisor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and becoming a member of the Pennsylvania State Executive Council in the spring of 2008. Lucinda is currently an Associate Professor in the Technology Support & Training Department, and is also the Graduate Coordinator for the MEd program in the College of Business.|