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Corbin Robinson
State and National President

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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!

Marisa Ferguson
VP Programs

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Hi everyone! My name is Marisa Ferguson and I am your Illinois Phi Beta Lambda Vice President of Programs for 2017-2018. I attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I am majoring in Accounting. This is my third year as a member of Phi Beta Lambda, and I am currently the president of the SIUC PBL chapter. This will be my sixth year in the FBLA-PBL organization. My goal for this year is to share the wonderful opportunities PBL has to offer with more students and to ignite the same passion I have for FBLA-PBL in them. I am so excited for this year and can't wait to begin working with you all!

Payton Kinsley
VP Communications

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Hello everyone! My name is Payton Knisley and I am the 2018-2019 Illinois Phi Beta Lambda Vice President of Communication.  I am currently attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where I am majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Administration and minoring in Marketing.  I have been in Phi Beta Lambda for 2 years and am currently serving as the SIU Chapter President. I was also involved in FBLA all four years of high school at Henry-Senachwine. I am so excited to be able to serve Illinois this year and to help connect the chapters of Illinois Phi Beta Lambda!


Tina Dierkes
State Adviser

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.

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