DECA is a student leadership organization that provides hands-on leadership development. Students learn how to develop, price, place, and promote products in the right business setting. The organization builds self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills.
Meet the New 2012-2013 DECA State Officers:
Carley Herrick - State President
Rebecca Pham - Executive Vice President
Josh Anderson – Northern Region VP
Camille Duncan – Central Region VP
McKaylee Eggett – Southern Region VP
Jared Seachris – VP of Public Relations
Kylee Shrader – VP of Events
The DECA state officers have worked hard to plan events and activities that will take place during the 2012-2013 school year. On October 11, 2012, Utah DECA state and chapter officers will gather in Park City, Utah for the DECA Fall Leadership Conference.
Who: DECA state and chapter officers
What: DECA Fall Leadership Conference and Training
Where: Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah
When: October 11-12, 2012
“During this event chapter officers from all over the state will come together for two days of DECA training. Here they will have the chance to meet business professionals from Mountain America Credit Union, REAL Salt Lake, U.S. Army and several other organizations and gain valuable training in the areas of marketing, business, leadership, and advertising,” says Carley Herrick, DECA State President.
Chapter officers will have the opportunity to attend a region break out session where they will share and network with their local chapters and officers. This year’s conference will also include a special competition orientation in which students will have a chance to compete in a DECA Role Play Event and Exam. This will give students the opportunity to get personal feedback from judges and gain valuable competitive experience. The National DECA Western Region V.P. Victoria Cana will also be visiting our Fall Leadership Conference and giving a presentation to the students.
As part of the kick off for the new school year, the DECA state officers have released their goals. The year is expected to be filled with membership drives, training, community service, and preparing for competitive events.
Utah DECA Goals for 2012-2013
1. Create new chapters throughout the state with a special focus on the St. George area.
2. Implement DECA Competitive Event Training into core curriculum.
3. Gain more exposure statewide through Social Media
(i.e. reaching 1,000 “Likes” on Facebook)
4. Promote the National DECA THRIVE Campaign throughout the state (includes membership, community service, and advocacy campaigns)
5. Reach out and communicate effectively with local chapters.
6. Have the best DECA year ever!
There are over 2,000 DECA members in 52 Utah chapters. If you are not a member of DECA, and would like to become a member, talk to your school counselor to get connected with the DECA advisor in your school.