Our Mission - Our Purpose

FBD is dedicated to the professional development of the academic disciplines represented in
the Federation. The primary purposes of FBD are: (1) to provide and coordinate an
annual meeting for Federation members, (2) to provide a common general program in which all
Federation members will participate together, (3) to provide a forum through an annual meeting
for the discussion and exchange of ideas and presentation of papers, (4) to foster professional
growth and enrichment for members in each of the professional associations, and (5) to provide
information which can be used to improve classroom instruction, research, and academic and
business development.


FBD Executive Council - The Management Team

President - Eugenie Ardoin, University of Louisiana Monroe

Vice-President & Program Chair - Kim Webb, Texas Wesleyan University

Executive Director - Michelle McEacharn, University of Louisiana Monroe

Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly Noe, Stephen F. Austin State University

VP & Program Chair-Elect - Cassy Henderson, Sam Houston State University

Immediate Past President - Degan Kettles, Brigham Young University

Past President - Peggy Lane, University of Louisiana Monroe

FBD Board of Directors

The Executive Council of FBD serves as its management team, making strategic decisions and managing ongoing conference details.

The FBD Board of Directors serves as an oversight decision body.  This group makes important decisions as to conference site selection and fee amounts.  The Board also elects key FBD officers which includes the President, Vice-President and Program Chair-Elect, and Secretary/Treasurer.

The Board of Directors is comprised of the members of the Executive Council, other FBD officers, and two representatives from each of FBD's member associations.


Executive Council Members:

  • President -Eugenie Ardoin
  • VP & Program Chair - Kim Webb
  • Executive Director - Michelle McEacharn (non-voting)
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly Noe
  • VP & Program Chair-Elect - Cassy Henderson
  • Immediate Past President - Degan Kettles
  • Past President - Peggy Lane

Other FBD Officers:

  • Director of Marketing - TBD (non-voting)
  • Director of Social Media/Engagement - Joyce Zhou (non-voting)
  • Historian - Janie Gregg (non-voting)
  • Coordinator of Registration - Jay Vega (non-voting)
  • Webmaster - Cheryl Prachyl (non-voting)

Association Representatives:

  • AAA-SW President - Syed Zaidi
  • AAA-SW Program Chair - Edward Walker
  • ABC-SWUS President - Ashley Hall
  • ABC-SWUS Program Chair - Ashton Mouton
  • ASBE Executive Director - Courtney Kernek
  • ASBE President - Arturo Rodriguez
  • ABIS President - Jason Powell
  • ABIS VP & Program Chair - Kimberly Merritt
  • ACME President - Lilly Ye
  • ACME VP & Program Chair - Atefeh Yazdanparast
  • DSI-SW President - Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani (Venu)
  • DSI-SW President-Elect - Will Senn
  • SWAM President - Kenneth Sweet
  • SWAM President-Elect - TBD
  • SWCRA President - Cody Bogard
  • SWCRA VP & Program Chair - Ying Lin
  • SSE President - Roman Wong
  • SSE President-Elect & Program Chair - Makeen Huda