Fall 2015

Greetings! As each of you is beginning a new school year, I encourage you to continue to advocate for your students and programs; you are essential to the future of business education! As you read this issue of IBEA Reports, you will see that the 2015 fall conference will be outstanding; and many opportunities will be provided to expand your knowledge. This year’s conference will be held at a new venue--the Hilton in Springfield. First Vice-President Heidi Eaton has scheduled a multitude of presenters who will provide a vast amount of information regarding business education. “Power of the Past, Force of the Future” is the theme for this year’s conference; IBEA has exhibited great power in the past, and will continue to be a force of the future. I encourage you to register for the conference today!

It has been a great pleasure to serve on the IBEA Board of Directors during the past five years as HOCS Program Director, Membership Development Director, Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, and, currently, as the President. I would like to express my thanks to the most recent past presidents, Deanna Hudgens, Jodee Werkheiser, Tina Dierkes, and Julie Chadd for their continual support. In addition, I would like to extend a special thank you to Ethel Holladay, Executive Director, for her guidance. I encourage each of you to become more involved in IBEA and its affiliates.

Your local affiliate is a great place to get involved. You can find additional information about our affiliates in the “Our Organization” tab at Consider running for a position on the IBEA board. At the IBEA Fall Conference you will find a form in the back of the program book to express your interest in serving. There are many ways you can be a part of furthering the cause of business education. In addition, please consider joining both NCBEA and NBEA, our regional and national business education associations. Feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618.985.2828, Ext. 8170, to learn more about how you can become involved.

Thank you for your commitment to business education. Serving as IBEA President has been a rewarding experience because of each of you. Have a great year! I look forward to seeing you at the Hilton in Springfield in November.

Jason Tanner
IBEA President

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