State officer team

Meet Your State President


Harry van Dyke is a senior at Simsbury High School. He has been an FBLA member since 2016 and just finished his term as Simsbury FBLA Chapter Treasurer. He has attended 3 State Leadership Conferences, 3 National Leadership Conferences, and 1 National Fall Leadership Conference. Outside of FBLA, Harry is a member of his school’s varsity debate team, has leadership positions in multiple political action organizations, and dabbles in playing guitar.

Meet Your State Vice President


Allie Bartels, a Senior at Wilton High school in Connecticut. She recently served as the Connecticut State Secretary for the 2018-19 school year. Allie has been an active member of FBLA since her freshman year. She served as her chapter’s Treasurer freshman year and has been her chapter’s Co-President since sophomore year. Her notable FBLA achievements include winning 3rd place in Risk Management and Insurance at the 2018 Spring Leadership Conference and qualifying for the National Leadership Conference. Outside of FBLA, her leadership positions include Co-Editor of the WHS yearbook, Vice President of WHS Current Events Club and serving as a volunteer in Ambler Farm’s apprentice program.

Meet Your State Vice President


Megan VanSteenbergen, your State co-Vice President, is from Lyme-Old Lyme High School. She is the president of her local FBLA chapter. Aside from FBLA, Megan is very involved in crew and fencing. She is the fencing captain for the 2019-2020 school year. She is in first boat in crew and the boat is state champions for women’s fours. During the summer, Megan is a counselor at Vacation Bible School.

Meet Your State Secretary


Nil Patel, your state secretary, is a junior at Newington High School. Nil has been an active member of FBLA since his sophomore year when the club was established at Newington High School. Nil has recently been elected Co-Vice president for the Newington High School chapter to oversee all committees for the 2019-2020 school year. Nil has earned 3rd place for Introduction to Business on the state level. Nil also qualified to compete at the national level. Nil has spent time working for his family business and has also participated in community service events at Newington High School.

Meet Your State Treasurer


Keshav is a Junior at South Windsor High School. He is Treasurer of Connecticut FBLA, and served as Secretary of South Windsor FBLA. Keshav is currently President of SW FBLA, has earned the Future Award, won third place in Financial Math at the 2018 Spring Leadership Conference, and qualified for the 2018 National Leadership Conference. In addition to FBLA, he is a committee leader for Model UN, captain of the math team, and an officer of the Interact Club. Keshav is a published author, co-founder of the GeoScholar App, and a volunteer for the North South Foundation..