From the Office of the SRVP | Nicholas Western

Hi Louisiana PBL!

Can you believe that it’s already October? This year is just flying by…I am so excited to join you next month at the National Fall Leadership Conference in New Orleans! This will be my first (but not last!) time in the beautiful Big Easy, and I’m excited to make the most of it. I’m excited to work with you to make this your best year yet in PBL!

There are so many opportunities to take advantage of within our organization. At the national level, get involved with the Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP), our self-directed skill development program that will help you master skills for career success now and in the future. Check it out here:

At our National Fall Leadership Conferences (NFLC), we’re working to provide PBL with more opportunities for you to leverage your leadership with fellow collegiate student leaders. Stay tuned to our national Facebook (, Twitter (@PBL_National), and Instagram (@fbla_pbl) pages for more details about exciting workshop and social activities at the NFLC on November 18-19 in New Orleans.

Make sure your chapters are ready for the coming competitive events season! As you prepare for your competitive events, start thinking about how you can utilize your skills built through classes and other experiences through our competitive events program—there are opportunities for all interests and abilities—from accounting, to public speaking, to teaching!

I am so excited to see where Louisiana PBL goes this year. If there is anything I can do to help you or your chapter Elevate Your Future, let me know by emailing me at I look forward to chatting with you!


Nicholas Western
PBL Southern Region Vice President