Hello everyone! My name is Matthew Runyon, and I am honored to serve as the 2015-2016 Illinois FBLA State Parliamentarian. I am currently a senior at Richland County High School, where I have previously served as both chapter president and Illinois FBLA State Vice President for the Eastern Area. This is my fourth and final year as an FBLA member, and it has truly been an incredible experience. FBLA has aided me in becoming a competent and confident leader in my school and community. Apart from FBLA, I am actively involved in other organizations and extracurricular activities, especially FFA. This year, I am serving as the president of my FFA chapter, as well as the secretary of Section 23 FFA. Outside of school, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and trapping, as well as working on my family's farm. I am thankful for this opportunity to work as a state officer for another year, and I will continue to serve Illinois FBLA to the best of my ability. In keeping with FBLA’s theme, I hope that I can Connect with you more throughout the year!