State Executive Council
Gavin CooperState President
Lorelei BonhamState Vice President
Zoey HowryState Reporter
Sarah ChristensenState Secretary
Carter ClarkState Historian/Chaplain
Kamryn ThorntonState Parliamentarian
Bradley AbneyMiddle Level Representative
North Rock Creek High School
Local Advisor: Lindsay Ramirez
Leadership Voice: Pioneer/Guardian
Bio: This future CEO of a production company aims to make this year the best that it can be for Oklahoma members. Gavin’s favorite BPA memory is a tie between participating in the first annual Oklahoma Veterans Film Contest and becoming a state officer. In his free time Gavin spends time focusing on cars, film, media production, and technology.
What is unique about Gavin? Gavin holds 3 jobs!
Duties: It shall be the duty of the State President to preside at all business meetings; preside over all Executive Council meetings; with the approval of the State Executive Council and State Advisor, establish and appoint members and chairs of appropriate committees for a period not to exceed his/her term of office and assist these committees in their activities; serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of all committees; perform other duties of a presiding officer; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Canadian Valley Technology Center – Yukon
Local Advisors: Connie Garner
Leadership Voice: Nurturer
Bio: This leader’s favorite BPA memory is running for state office and making new friends in that process. Lorelei strives to grow the membership of Oklahoma BPA and make sure each member gets something from their experience. Lorelei hopes to one day use the skills she has obtained from her CTSO in a career as a realtor.
What is unique about Lorelei? She loves to garden!
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Vice-Presidents to serve in any capacity as directed by the President; accept the responsibilities of the President as occasions may demand; assist in compiling and publishing the State Association Annual Report; serve as liaison between local members and the State Executive Council; contact each assigned local chapter at least once each month; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Canadian Valley Technology Center – Chickasha
Local Advisor: Johnathan Gervasi
Leadership Voice: Guardian
Bio: Zoey’s goal as a state officer is to make everyone feel involved and make sure members are aware of all the resources and opportunities available to them. Her favorite BPA memory is being elected to the state executive council and she has goals to study law.
What is unique about Zoey? She is a two time power lifting champion and holds squat, bench, and deadlift records.
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Reporter to prepare and submit the organization’s news to all news media; serve as the public relations liaison to other State associations and the national organization; compile local chapter activity news for the State newsletter; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Pauls Valley High School
Local Advisor: Fawn Riddle
Leadership Voice: Guardian/Connector
Bio: Sarah has a goal to bring Oklahoma BPA chapters together to create a lasting impact at a state and local level. After high school Sarah hopes to gain a degree in intercultural studies. In her free time Sarah loves to read and spend time with family and friends.
What is unique about Sarah? She has a great memory and rarely follows the crowd.
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep an accurate record of all business and Executive Council meetings; promptly submit one (1) printed copy of the minutes and any substantiating reports to the President, State Executive Council, and the State Advisor; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Stratford High School
Local Advisor: Tammy Anderson
Leadership Voice: Pioneer/Connector
Bio: This leader’s favorite part of BPA is competing with his chapter members. Not only did he make new friends, but he also enjoyed being in front of the lights and camera – it was also nice to win his competition at state! Carter’s goal as a state officer is to create diversity and increase involvement throughout the state. After high school Carter is determined to be famous on the red carpet at the Oscars or plans to run his own medical law business.
What is unique about Carter? Carter is around of his luscious locks and describes himself as bubbly and enthusiastic.
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Chaplain/Historian to be in charge of appropriate devotional exercises for council meetings and State association meetings; document and submit all historical events such as conferences, meetings, etc. to the State chapter; compile local and State chapter activities for the State scrapbook; be available for promoting the general welfare of chapter meetings; provide inspiration and encouragement to the State Executive Council; serve as a liaison to middle level chapters; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Central Technology Center – Drumright
Local Advisor: Athena Frank
Leadership Voice: Connector
Bio: Kamryn’s goal as a state officer is to become a more active listener. Her favorite BPA memory was getting to meet her state executive council team members for the first time and she hopes to one day be an accountant. In her free time Kamryn enjoys driving and playing video games.
What is unique about Kamryn? She is great with finances!
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Parliamentarian to advise the President and other association members on the orderly conduct of business in accordance with the organization’s bylaws and the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised; be responsible for the general conduct at all business and Executive Council meetings; rule on rules of order, should the occasion arise, during business meetings; and promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma Association.
Stratford Middle School
Local Advisor: Erin Stonecipher
Leadership Voice: Pioneer/Guardian
Bio: Bradley’s main goal as a state officer is to create awareness for the Middle Level division and to help grow Oklahoma BPA’s membership. His favorite BPA memory was SLC 2022 when he was able to step on the SLC stage for the first time to win awards and become a state officer. This future business owner has a heart for our middle level members! In his free time Bradley is an avid reader and loves sports and fishing.
What is unique about Bradley? He is the youngest member of SEC 2022-2023.
Duties: It shall be the duty of the Mid-Level Representative to:
a. aid in the overall success of the State Executive Council;
b. serve as the official liaison for the Mid-Level division;
c. gain a foundational knowledge of basic parliamentary procedure;
d. attend all mandatory events as established by the State Advisor;
e. provide vital opinions and perspectives representative of the mid-level division;
f. promote the general welfare of Business Professionals of America, Oklahoma