2020-2021 State Officers


Kyle Michel

State President


Hello, I’m Kyle Michel, your North Dakota State President. I began my PBL career my sophomore year after learning about the organization from my local chapter advisor at Dickinson State University. I have competed in 3 state and 3 national competitions where I placed 3rd in Emerging Business Issues, 4th in Business Presentation, and 10th in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making. Phi Beta Lambda has helped me grow as a person, as well as, become a better business leader and has helped push me to achieve my goals. Being part of this organization has introduced me to so many amazing people and friends and I hope to continue to network with other business leaders not just in North Dakota, but all over the country and the world. I look forward to having a great and successful year as your North Dakota PBL State President. 

Emily Carda

Vice President of Membership

Emily Carda is a senior at Dickinson State University with a major in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching. She plans to get her master’s in Athletic Training once she has completed her bachelor at DSU. Emily did a similar club in high school called Business Professionals of America. She has done three years in PBL and excited to expand and grow the organization


Hannah Heisler

Vice President of Communications

Hannah is very excited to be serving her second term at the VP of Communications! Hannah Heisler is a junior at Minot State University pursuing a degree in social work! She was an active member of FBLA for 4 years and then when she got to college, she jumped right on board to PBL! She is the Minot State University PBL President and your ND PBL Vice President of Communications! In the summer she spends her time as a counselor at Camp Metigoshe! Working with children is her passion, so after graduation, she hopes to work in a hospital on the pediatric floor.


Melanie MacPherson

Vice President of Finance


Melanie MacPherson is a junior at Minot State University where she is double majoring in Finance and Accounting. She plans to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination post-graduation but hopes to experience both the fields of private and public accounting in the future. She was an active FBLA member in high school and has been active in PBL since the fall of 2019, and now serves as the Secretary of the Minot State University PBL chapter. Melanie is looking forward to utilizing her skills in leadership and financial management as your Vice President of Finance this year.

Tanner Thompson

Vice President of Operations




Tanner Thompson is a junior at Minot State University, majoring in Accounting, with a minor in Finance. He plans to pursue his master’s in accounting, and become a CPA, with the goal of one day attending law school to become a Will, Trust, & Estate Attorney. Tanner was a member of FBLA when in high school, and this will be his second year in PBL. He is excited to be on the State Officer Team and is ready to meet with other PBL members from across this state.