Hello, Illinois Phi Beta Lambda! I was born in Alton, Illinois, and am proud to serve my home state! I began my FBLA-PBL career in 2009 at Overhills Middle School in Spring Lake, North Carolina. A living example, I am a strong believer in the motto “lifelong association.” In 2014, I relocated to Illinois where I served as a state officer and national candidate in FBLA. Currently, I am a Presidential Scholar at Saint Louis University studying economics and political science. As I am a virtual member, I have the ability to affiliate my membership with Illinois. I consider FBLA-PBL to be my passion and am always looking to tell the world about our association. In addition to State President, I serve as the Phi Beta Lambda National North Central Region Vice President. I invite you to reach out to me to discuss how PBL can Elevate Your Future!
Tina Dierkes is an instructor/program coordinator for the Office Administration and Technology Program at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. She serves as a local adviser for both Southwestern Illinois College and the Illinois Virtual Chapter and also is the Illinois PBL State Adviser. Tina has served as a local, state and national officer for Phi Beta Lambda.
From 2008-2011, Tina served on the FBLA Board of directors. She served as the chair of the board in 2009-2010. Currently, she is serving a second term on the board of directors. In 2015, Tina was honored by having her name added to the FBLA-PBL Adviser Wall of Fame.