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The Northern Kentucky University chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received 18 awards at the 2018 PBL State Leadership Conference at The University of Kentucky earlier this month.

The PBL State Leadership Conference provides college students with the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills, and to compete academically against students throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky by taking examinations and giving presentations in multiple business related disciplines.

Phi Beta Lambda members who placed in events at the state level this year are eligible to attend the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore Maryland in June. At the national conference, state winners will work as a team to represent Kentucky while competing in their winning events against other PBL students from across the United States.  PBL is open to any student from all majors at Northern Kentucky University who are interested in building their professional skills.

Approximately 150 PBL members from across Kentucky were in attendance. Members were able to compete in more than 50 events. NKU award recipients included:


1st Place Finishes

Korbin Florer Sales Presentation
Taylor Gagne Contemporary Sports Issues, Sport Management & Marketing
Travor Kahmann Accounting Principles, Statistical Analysis
Katie Mitchell Impromptu Speaking, Public Speaking
Alex Katz & Todd Trifonov Marketing Analysis & Decision Making
Korbin Florer & Hailey Wiggins Small Business Management Plan
Tracey Sigler Outstanding Chapter Advisor

2nd Place Finishes

Emily Kuderer Financial Concepts
Tiffany Griffin Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Madison Kalb Sport Management & Marketing
Todd Trifonov Sales Presentation
Jiyoung Oh Integrated Marketing Campaign

3rd Place Finishes

Madison Kalb Contemporary Sports Issues
Tiffany Griffin Management Concepts
Alex Katz Marketing Concepts
Brandon Thomas Business Presentation
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) has been dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.  Their conferences offer a breadth of activities that build personal and professional skills.  Pictured above is Chapter Advisor, Tracey Sigler, and student chapter members Korbin Florer, Taylor Gagne, Travor Kahmann, Katie Mitchell, Alex Katz, Todd Trifonov, Haily Wiggins, Emily Kuderer, Tiffany Griffin, Madison Kalb, Jiyoung Oh and Brandon Thomas.