BPA Spotlight: Randall Madison
BPA Spotlight: Randall Madison
by Randall Madison, Historian
Hi, I am Randall Madison, a former graduate of Swan Valley High School and I am currently attending Northwood University majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management. I am 19 years old, in Michigan BPA I am serving as the 2018-2019 State Historian on the State Executive Council and I ran on the motto “Be on the right channel, and vote for Randall”. Our officers thought it was important for our members to learn more about your State Officer Team this year. So, I came up with some stuff I thought you guys would like to know about me.
Favorite Song: Life Must Go On – Quinn XCII
Hobbies: I love to sit back and relax with my friends, watching and playing sports, and listening to Quinn XCII
Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite Movie: 42 The True Story of a Sports Legend
How many years have you been involved in BPA and what first got you interested?
I have been involved for BPA for four years. My sophomore year I was sitting in class where one of my BPA advisors taught, and she told me I should show up to the BPA meeting after school. I decided to go to the meeting and haven’t regretted it since.
Since you are on the State Executive Council, what made you decide to run for SEC?
At Swan Valley I was the local chapter treasurer for two years and felt like I could do more within Michigan BPA. Swan Valley had students run every year I went to states and I always wanted to run as well. I then took a big leap forward and asked Mrs. Perez if I could, and she was thrilled I was running, which made the decision a lot easier.
What makes BPA important to you?
BPA has brought me some of the greatest relationships of my life. I made lifelong friends while serving on the State Executive Council. I also have changed my life plans while being in BPA, before I joined BPA, I wanted to be an engineer, after I joined BPA, I knew I wanted to go into business.
What is your favorite BPA memory?
My favorite memory would have to be at the 2018 Dinner Session when they were announcing the new State Officers. I was so scared I wasn’t going to get on, they first announced the Vice-Presidents and when I didn’t get called up, I put my hands up to my face and almost started crying. Then, the 2017-2018 Historian came up to the stage and said “Will… Randall Madison the 2018-2019 State Historian Elect come up to the stage please” I was so happy, I got a ceremonial officer position. I had to sign my name in front of 2,000 people and if I were to look at the signature today, I probably wouldn’t recognize it as mine. After that I just remember smiling and just being so happy to be on the State Officer Team.
Lastly, what do you think is important for future business professional to know?
Take a risk, there is nothing holding you back but you. All professionals do not go by the book, they take risks with their company to make it better. I live by the quote by Muhammed Ali “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”