Ohio FBLA Announces New State Director

Effectively after the 2019 State Leadership Conference, long-time FBLA-PBL Member and Supporter, Eric McGarvey will take over the position of State Director. Eric will be replacing Kimberly Beavers as State Director following the 2019 State Leadership Conference. Here is some information on Eric McGarvey:

Eric McGarvey is an honors graduate of Western Carolina University with a dual degree in Business
Administration/Law and Economics/Entrepreneurial Studies. In December of 2017 he completed a two
year graduate program at Case Western Reserve University earning a Master of Nonprofit Organizations.
Mr. McGarvey has established experience in areas of corporate sales, marketing, operations, and project
management. For the past ten years, he had worked in various roles with The Intergenerational Schools
and Breakthrough Schools, a network of ten high quality community schools in Cleveland. Most recently
he has served as Breakthrough’s Director of Student Enrollment and Outreach. He also has
entrepreneurial experience through his work in leadership development training, large-scale conference
support, and small to mid-size organization consulting. Mr. McGarvey currently serves as the Executive
Director for Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) in Cleveland, Ohio. SOTC coordinates a large number of
meaningful, paid internships with talented college students from around the US and abroad, complete
with housing and a unique immersion into the community and the ultimate goal of having graduates
build networks and permanently locate in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio (NEO).
Mr. McGarvey is a strong advocate for the nonprofit community and serves as the chairman of the
board of directors for Cleveland’s Cosmic Bobbins Foundation. While he is a huge supporter of
Cleveland, Mr. McGarvey also values the countless professional and social connections established
through his involvement in state and national organizations. This includes Future Business Leaders of
America-Phi Beta Lambda where he has been elected to multiple leadership roles and recently served as
the Professional Division National Secretary & Treasurer. Mr. McGarvey is honored and excited to serve
Ohio FBLA-PBL as the incoming State Director and looks forward to working with members, advisers,
and supporters in the years ahead. In his free time, Mr. McGarvey enjoys traveling, participating in year-
round volleyball leagues and promoting lifelong learning and spirited citizenship.

FBLA-PBL History:
• FBLA-PBL National Professional Division Conference Experience Committee Chair, 2014-2016
• Ohio FBLA Board of Directors, 2011-2014
• FBLA-PBL National Professional Division Vice President, 2010-2012
• FBLA-PBL National Professional Division Secretary-Treasurer, 2008-2010; 2016-2018
• NC PBL State Professional Division President, 2004-2008
• NC State Executive Council Member, 2004-2008
• State and National conference speaker and competitive event judge (2002–Present)
• PBL National Southern Region Vice President, 1999-2000
• PBL State Regional Vice President, 1998-1999
• PBL Local Chapter President, 1997-1999

To contact Eric, you can email him at stateadviser@ohiofbla.org.