Hamden L. Forkner proposes his idea to business teachers across the country.
Hamdel L. Forkner Founded FBLA in Johnson City, TN
The United Business Education Association assumes sponsorship of FBLA.
First FBLA State Chapter Chartered in Iowa, followed by Indiana, Ohio, Georgia
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is created
FBLA-PBL is granted independent status as a noprofit educational student association under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)
Edward D. Miller becomes the first full-time director of FBLA
FBLA-PBL Alumni division (professional) formed
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation purchases 1.6 acres of land in Reston, VA for FBLA-PBL National Center
FBLA annual membership tops 200,000 for the first time
Professional FBLA Division formed (from Alumni division)
Grand Opening of FBLA-PBL National Center
The FBLA–Middle Level division is formed for students in grades 5–9.
FBLA bylaws last amended
Edward D. Miller retires as president and chief executive officer of the national association.