New York State Officers
Stony Brook University
Steven Youssef serves as your 2017-2018 President. He is a senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Biology with a minor in Business Management. After 7 years of experience in the FBLA - PBL association, Steven served as the 2013-2014 FBLA NYS President, Stony Brook Phi Beta Lambda President and Founder, and 2016-2017 New York State Executive Vice President. Devoted to a lifetime organization that is passionate about providing the best opportunities to its members, Steven plans to continue New York’s Legacy of Leadership by doing his absolute best to lead New York to even greater heights.
Executive Vice President
Morrisville State College
Lea Inhaber serves as the 2017-2018 New York State Executive Vice President. She is a sophomore majoring in Equine Science and Management at Morrisville State College. Lea has been involved in FBLA-PBL since she was a freshman in high school and she looks forward to continuing her involvement as a PBL state officer. She is passionate about getting members involved so they can get the most out of PBL and partake in experiences like competing and attending conferences. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, playing the viola, and frequenting coffee shops. She is also in the process of starting a beekeeping club at her school.
Morrisville State College
Brianna Lake is a sophomore at Morrisville State College currently completing a triple associates major in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Social Sciences and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Development, along with a Bachelor in Science degree in Applied Psychology. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she will be serving the New York State FBLA-PBL chapter as Secretary and the Morrisville State chapter as Vice President. She is highly active in the American Legion Empire Girls State Program as a Junior Counselor, Mentoring local youth in Madison County and volunteering with local veterans and their families throughout the year. She loves anything to do with the outdoors, coffee and or Pugs. Please reach out at any time!
Matthew Bergstol is a senior at SUNY Oswego. He is an accounting and economics double major. This is his third year in the organization, and this year he will be the 2017-2018 NYS PBL treasurer. In his spare time, Matt loves to play hockey, golf, and he especially loves skiing. In the winter you will find Matt in Jackson Hole, Wyoming skiing in the Tetons. Matt is also a huge New York Rangers Fan. He looks forward to having a great year with a great team.
Le Moyne College
Ashley Hirsch, a junior at Le Moyne College, serves as your 2017-2018 State Marketing Director. Ashley joined FBLA-PBL in the fall of her freshman year of college. Ashley served as the chapter Reporter for Le Moyne College her sophomore year. In her free time, you can catch Ashley adventuring outdoors with her friends, catching up on Humans of New York Posts, or grabbing dinner at Panera Bread! This year, Ashley looks forward to connecting with PBL members and making efforts to increase the public knowledge of PBL and its recognition as an organization!
Dana, a two-year senior, is an Economic Policy Analysis and Political Science double major at Binghamton University. This 2017-2018 year, she serves as the Binghamton University Chapter Parliamentarian, the New York State Parliamentarian, and the Eastern Region Vice President. When she isn't knee deep in helping grow PBL, you can find her cuddling with her cat, reading a good book. And as Emily Dickinson once wrote, Dana encourages everyone to "dwell in possibility".