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The Pennsylvania FFA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. The board is composed of agricultural business/industry representatives. Ad hoc members include representatives from the Pennsylvania FFA Association, The Pennsylvania Alumni Association, The Pennsylvania Association of Agriculture Educators and the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education. The Board of Trustees develops policies and establishes long-term goals and priorities for the Foundation.


Board of Trustees

Applications are now being accepted for the anticipated Board of Trustee vacancies. Interested candidates are able to apply by downloading the application below, or by completing the application online via Google Forms.  Applications and resumes are due to Sarah Sparks by April 15 of each year for review at the annual meeting in May.  Upon approval, terms begin June 1st.  There is a term limit of 3 years for each trustee position with an option to renew. 

Download application: Board of Trustee Application
Online application: Board of Trustee Application


Committee Structure

Executive - Meets one or two times annually outside the Board of Trustees Meetings.  Creates goals, organizes the strategic plan and recommends bylaw changes. 

  • President | Katie McLaughlin 
  • Vice President | Luke Zerby
  • Finance Chair, Treasurer | Matthew Hackenberg
  • Fundraising Chair | Hannah Masser
  • Program Chair | Vacant
  • Marketing Chair | Lena Bioni
  • Advancement & Advisory Chair | Joel Rotz
  • Staff | Sarah Sparks, Abigail Yoder, Casey McMasters
  • Past President | Open seat

Finance - Organizes all financial matters, budgets and Investments, internal audits, and signors on accounts

  • Chair | Matthew Hackenberg
  • Committee Member | PJ Adam
  • Committee Member | Luke Zerby

Fundraising - Organizes fundraising and soliciting for all revenue.  Events include the golf outings and the farm show reception.  

  • Chair | Hannah Masser
  • Committee Member | Katie McLaughlin
  • Committee Member | Phil Haussener
  • Committee Member | Ed Norman
  • Committee Member | Gary Swan 

Foundation Programming - Manages all foundation programming including State Officer Scholarships, Learning by Doing Grants, Scholar Dollars. 

  • Chair | Vacant
  • Committee Member | Zachary Gihorski
  • Committee Member | Greyson Smith

Marketing - Manages website, social media, branding, and printed materials

  • Chair | Lena Bioni
  • Committee Member | Becky Templeton
  • Committee Member | Steve Brady
  • Committee Member | Claudia Brady
  • Committee Member | Chloe Patrick

Advancement & Advisory - 10-20 members, 3 trustees, meets 2 times per year.  Create networking and connections, provide feedback on current events and foundation functions, and mentor new trustees.  

  • Chair | Joel Rotz
  • Committee Member | Steve Brady
  • Committee Member | Ed Norman
  • Committee Member | Paul Heasley 
  • Committee Member | Chris Herr
  • Committee Member | Mark Lowery 
  • Committee Member | George & Christine Greig


2023-24 Pennsylvania FFA Foundation Board of Trustees

Katie mclaughlin

Katie McLaughlin

President - Second Term ends 2025

Luke zerby

Luke Zerby

Vice President - First Term ends 2024


Matthew Hackenberg

Finance Chair, Treasurer - Second Term ends 2024


Hannah Masser

Fundraising Chair - Second Term ends 2025

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Lena Bioni

Marketing Chair - First Term ends 2024


Joel Rotz

Advancement and Advisory Chair - Second Term ends 2024

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PJ Adam

First Term ends 2024

Phil haussner

Phil Haussener

First Term ends 2024

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Ed Norman

First Term ends 2024

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Becky Templeton

Second Term ends 2025

Zachary gihorski

Zachary Gihorski

First Term ends 2025

Greyson smith

Greyson Smith

First Term ends 2025

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Krystal Wasson

First Term ends 2026

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Chloe Patrick

First Term ends 2026

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Steve Brady

First Term ends 2026

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Jared McIntire

First Term ends 2026

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Roarke Miller

First Term ends 2026

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Caleb Wright

Past President