Mission Statement
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Executive Director of National DECA
Paul Wardinski
National DECA Center
Reston, Virginia
Mailing Address for National DECA
DECA1908 Association DriveReston, Virginia 20191-1594
The four regions of National DECA
North Atlantic RegionCentral RegionSouthern RegionWestern Region
Official Magazine of National DECA
"DECA Direct"
2016-2017 Executive Officers for the High School Division
President, Donald LeCompte, PA @DECA_DonaldNorth Atlantic Region Vice President, Emily Fraser, Ontario @DECAvpEmilyCentral Region Vice President, Brandon Allen, MI @DECAvpBrandonSouthern Region Vice President, Victoria Meng, TX @DECAvpVictoriaWestern Region Vice President, Rohan Ghiya, AZ @DECAvpRohan
The official DECA emblem
...is a diamond-shaped design.

It embraces theorganization's affinity for the diamond while displaying a bold, modern design.The four points inside the diamond represents the first set of DECA's GuidingPrinciples. The four outer points represent the second set of DECA's guidingprinciples and the polished leaders DECA prepares.

Four inner points of the DECA Diamond represent the purpose of our comprehensive learning program:
Integrates into Classroom InstructionConnects to BusinessApplies learningPromotes Competition
The outer four points of the DECA Diamond address heresults of the comprehensive learning program. DECAprepares the next generation to be:
Community orientedAcademically preparedProfessionally responsibleExperienced leaders
Official Color of DECA
Blue, black may be used when blue is unavailable. If on a blue field, the logo maybe white.

National DECA Tagline
"Own Your Future"
Texas DECA Tagline
"Texas DECA Builds"
International and State DECA Month
November 1-30, 2016
DECA's Three Primary Purposes
To assist state/provincial associations in the growth and development ofDECA To further develop education in marketing and distribution which willcontribute to occupational competence To promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities ofcitizenship in our free, competitive, enterprise system
DECA's Core Values and Attributes
Competence Innovation Integrity Teamwork
DECA Establishment
DECA was established nationally in 1946 with 17 charter states and the first National DECA conference was held in Memphis, TN, April 1947
State Advisor for Texas Collegiate DECA
Kathy Walton, Austin Community College
Texas DECA is the ___ Largest Association of National DECA
2nd
There were ____ DECA chapters in Texas during the 2015-2016 school-year with a total membership of ________ members.
24913,933
Geography
DECA operates in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia,Guam, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, China, Spain, Korea andGermany. Texas is located in the Southern Region of National DECA Texas DECA is divided into 11 districts
The Texas DECA Executive Council is made up of the State DECA Officers / The 2016-2017 State DECA Officers:
Hayden Pfaff, President, Vista Ridge High SchoolMarjorie Sproul, VP of Visual Media, New Tech High @ CoppellTyler Barry, VP of Social Media, Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced LearningBrittney Colbath, VP of Team Operations, Copperas Cove High School
Texas DECA Executive Director
District 1
Leo Saenz, Edcouch-Elsa High School
District 2
Diana Salazar, Judson High School
District 3
Mike Miller, George Ranch High School
District 4
Julieanne Ash, Klein Oak High School
District 5
Chairperson, Stewart Burns, Smithville High School
District 6
Treasurer, Traci Buckner, Pittsburg High School
District 7
Secretary, Lisa Greco, Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
District 8
Chair-Elect, Donna Crow, Pampa High School
District 9
Jennifer Urbanek, Lake View High School
District 10
Araceli Garcia, Eastwood High School
District 11
Kim Adams, North Garland High School
Texas DECA Mailing Address
Texas DECAPO Box 164908Fort Worth, Texas 76161
Membership Divisions of DECA
High School Division Collegiate DECA Alumni Division Professional Division
Membership Dues
The dues for membership in Texas DECA are $8.00. The dues for membership in National DECA are $8.00. The Alumni Division of DECA permits persons to retain affiliation in a supportive capacity.

Dues are $16.00.

Official DECA Merchandise
DECA Images is the official supplier of DECA jewelry, blazers, clothing, andmembership supplies. DECA Related Materials is the official supplier of publishedDECA materials that support classroom instruction and chapter management.
DECA Terminology
DECA offers a well-rounded "competitive events program" -- not"contests". At the local level, DECA is referred to as a "chapter" -- not a "club".

Persons belonging to a DECA chapter are "members" -- not "DECAstudents". National DECA is made up of state and territorial "associations" -- stateassociations are made up of local chapters. CTSO is an acronym for Career and Technical Student Organization

2016-2017 Conferences
The Southern Region Conference (Ultimate Power Trip) is in Washington,D.C.

, November 18-20, 2016. The 2016-17 State Career Development Conference will be held February23-25, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. The 2016-17 International Career Development Conference will be heldApril 26-29, 2017 in Anaheim, CA.

Scholarships available to deserving DECA members in Texas include:
Northwood University Scholarship Johnson & Wales UniversityJ. C. Penney Scholarship Sears ScholarshipOtis Spunkmeyer Scholarship Best Buy ScholarshipPublix Super Market Scholarship Marriott ScholarshipChick-Fil-A Scholarship Randalls/Tom ThumbK-Mart Scholarship NAPA ScholarshipHarry A.

Applegate Scholarship DECA, Texas Association Scholarship

The five leadership academies available for members to attend at ICDC are:
Aspire Elevate Empower Ignite Thrive
There are five online events offered to all members:
DeVry Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge Finish Line Challenge FIDM Challenge Virtual Business Challenges Stock Market Game
There are five chapter campaigns available:
Promotional Campaign Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign Community Service Campaign Membership Campaign Advocacy Campaign