Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today’s students for success in business leadership. With over 50 years of experience, Georgia FBLA is the premiere organization for student leaders.
Georgia FBLA is an affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. The largest student business organization in the world with more than 250,000 members. Georgia is also the largest FBLA chapter in the nation with over 25,000 members.
FBLA is an important partner in the success of school-to-work programs, business education curriculums, and student leadership development. FBLA is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as an integral part of a co-curricular approach to business and leadership education.
Georgia FBLA has a rich history in our 68 years. The beginning of Future Business Leaders of America in Georgia started at Hapeville High School on December 3, 1947. The chapter, organized under the direction of Mrs. Catharine Merrill, was chartered by the national organization as Chapter No. 83.
Georgia, the fourth state chapter to be chartered, received its state charter in 1949. Mrs. Zeb Vance of Mercer University in Macon served as Georgia’s first state adviser. Georgia FBLA has had twelve state advisers leading up to Mr. Monty Rhodes, Georgia’s current state adviser. Dr. Russell Mercer was the first Georgia FBLA State President. While serving as president, he was a student at Georgia’s Teachers’ College, now Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Dr. Mercer is the retired State Supervisor of Business and Office Education. The Business and Office Education Service of the Georgia Department of Education assumed the responsibility of Georgia FBLA in July 1960. Georgia FBLA remained under the Department of Education’s direct responsibility until 1998, at which time the Georgia Department of Education gave this responsibility to the Georgia FBLA Board of Directors while still remaining as an indirect supervisor of the state chapter’s activities.
Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit
which inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global
society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. We bring our mission
to life through the application of our motto: Service, Education, and Progress.
Macon County High School strives to prepare students to compete in the global community. Members gain the skills, knowledge, real-world experience, and connections necessary to succeed in business. They build confidence, make friends with like-minded students, and can even earn recognition, awards, and scholarships. Joining FBLA can help them impress college admissions officers, prepare for career success, and gain a head start on future business opportunities.