Jacob Schonfield

Jacob Schonfield

State President

Central Technology Center – Drumright
Local Advisor: Athena Frank


Bio:  This future federal judge has a goal to provide value-added opportunities to Oklahoma BPA members and hopes in doing so that the organization will continue its proud legacy of leadership and service. Jacob recalls his most memorable event being the months his Econ Research Team spent preparing for SLC competition, hearing the team being called to stage, waiting for the results, and ultimately receiving first place while his peers cheered around him. He strives to be an optimistic and studious leader and calls Bristow, Oklahoma his hometown. When Jacob manages to find some free time he loves to play video games, watch movies, and look at memes.

What is unique about Jacob? He has had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC twice to learn about the justice system and is terrified of spiders…except tarantulas, which he loves to interact with.


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.

Hussain Ali

Hussain Ali

State Vice President

Putnam City High School
Local Advisor: Melissa Lair and Chad Ellis


Bio: With a goal to expand middle level, this future entrepreneur ran for a second term in BPA office.  Hussain recalls his most memorable event as being a voting delegate at the 2019 NLC, and strives to be a passionate and hard working leader. When this senior from Oklahoma City finds some free time he enjoys being around cars, listening to music, and watching films.

What is unique about Hussain? He has never met someone with his type of hair.


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.

Jessie Ross

Jessie Ross

State Vice President

Canadian Valley Technology Center – Yukon
Local Advisor: Connie Garner and Jeff Herndon


Bio: With a goal to reach out to members and show the benefits of BPA, this future Broadway hairstylist ran for state office.  Jessie recalls her most memorable event as getting elected to the state officer team, and strives to be an outgoing and courageous leader. When this post-secondary student from Oklahoma City finds some free time she enjoys singing and craft projects.

What is unique about Jessie? She dreams of big goals and has Turner syndrome.


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.

Nathan Slater

Nathan Slater

State Reporter

Deer Creek High School – Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Local Advisor: Janet Harris


Bio:  With a goal to inspire and inform students across the state about leadership, this future music focused small business owner joined his local BPA chapter.  Nathan recalls his most memorable event being meeting students from across the state at SLC, and strives to be a creative and hard working leader. When this senior from Oklahoma City finds some free time he enjoys playing the drums, piano, and guitar.

What is unique about Nathan? He enjoys artistic hydro-painting.


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.

Karson Brown

Karson Brown

State Historian/Chaplain

Meridian Technology Center
Local Advisors: Michelle Moore and Teri Ray


Bio:  With a goal to encourage the members of Oklahoma BPA to reach their fullest potential, and to strengthen the communication between the local chapters and Oklahoma BPA so that the members know what’s happening, this future Graphic/Web designer and photographer campaigned for state office. Karson recalls his most memorable event being when he and his friend competed in Presentation Management Team and we won 2nd in the state! Karson strives to be a creative and dedicated leader. Hailing from Agra, Oklahoma, Karson spends his free time leather working, participating in archery, and working with the Agra Volunteer Fire Department.

What is unique about Karson? In addition to BPA and his education at Meridian Technology Center, he competes in the sport of rodeo in the team roping and calf roping events.


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.

Mason McGehee

Mason McGehee

State Secretary

Pontotoc Technology Center
Local Advisor:


Bio:  With a goal to increase middle level membership and representation, this future network administrator ran for state office. Mason recalls his most memorable event being on stage at NLC while receiving a third place medallion, and strives to be a logical and resourceful leader. When this senior from Byng, Oklahoma finds some free time he enjoys building computers and playing the trumpet.

What is unique about Mason? He is certified in IT as a high school student.


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.

Audrey Martin

Audrey Martin

State Parliamentarian

Central Technology Center – Drumright
Local Advisor: Athena Frank


Bio:  With a goal to ensure that everyone has an opportunity through BPA, this future secondary teacher is active in her local BPA chapter. Audrey recalls her most memorable event as being on her school’s parli pro team, and strives to be a passionate and determined leader. When Audrey finds free time she enjoys participating in volleyball and playing with her two dogs.

What is unique about Audrey?


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.