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Ashley Maul
Madeline Cantu
Charles Kang
Anthony Crawley
Tanya Iyer

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*Academically prepared
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*Professionally responsible
*Experienced leaders
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DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It was founded in 1946.

Purposes: DECA Inc. has three primary purposes:
  • To assist state/provincial associations in the growth and development of DECA;
  • To further develop education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence;
  • To promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive, enterprise system.
Mission Statement:
prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

DECA has chartered state associations in all 50 states, as well as members in the District of Columbia, the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Student membership includes over 185,000 high school members in 5,000 chapters, as well as over 15,000 members attending over 200 colleges and universities in Collegiate DECA.
National DECA Headquarters: 
1908 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1594
(703) 860-5000
FAX (703) 860-4013
Il DECA Co-Executive Director
Don Varanauski
16452 S. Westwood Drive
Lockport, IL 60441-7667
708 557 4645
Il DECA Co-Executive Director
Jim Weber
2030 N. Pinetree Drive
Arlington Hts., IL 60004
847 398 3847

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