Meet the 2017-2018 Collegiate DECA Executive Officer Team

Collegiate DECA is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Executive Officer Team.

These individuals are ready to take on the challenge of serving all Collegiate DECA members and are excited about the opportunities awaiting them this year.

President – Jake Jardine

Jake Jardine is a senior at the University of Western Ontario, studying for a degree in management and organizational studies with a specialization in consumer behavior. Since his junior year in high school Jake has been serving his DECA association at a provincial level, and is thrilled to continue his commitment internationally. Outside of DECA, Jake is passionate about coffee and design and plans to combine these interests one day to run his own coffee shop.

Executive Vice President – Paul Averhart

Paul Averhart is a freshman at Kean University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communication. He is currently serving as a New Jersey Collegiate DECA Association Officer, Chapter Co-President of Kean University Collegiate DECA, and works part-time as a student assistant in the New Jersey DECA offices. Paul began his DECA journey as a freshman at Monroe Township High School in N.J. During his senior year, he served over 8,704 members as the Central Region Vice President of the New Jersey DECA High School Division. Now as a Collegiate DECA association officer, Paul is ready take all he has learned during his previous terms and serve on the Executive Officer Team!

Executive Vice President – Joe Esposito

Joe Esposito is a senior from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., majoring in human resource management and business administration. He has been an active member of Collegiate DECA since his freshman year of college. Joe has been involved with his chapter for three years, serving on the executive board of his chapter, and working with his team to increase involvement within the organization, particularly by encouraging fellow members to work towards earning the Leadership Passport Award. In addition, Joe has also served as a state officer for Rhode Island Collegiate DECA, and has consistently collaborated with local chapters in the state to expand and improve Rhode Island Collegiate DECA.

Executive Vice President – Darcie Hill

Darcie Hill’s DECA career began her senior year at Bradshaw Mountain High School and has truly shaped her into the person she is today. Darcie continued with DECA at the collegiate level at Arizona State University, where she is currently pursing two degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship. Darcie has a genuine love for DECA because the organization introduced her to the career path she is on today, taught her several valuable skills, and has equipped her with an extraordinary network where she can proudly call some of those individuals her best friends. After college, Darcie plans to take her knowledge in business and combine it with her passion for music and work in the music industry.

Executive Vice President – Joshua Koshy

Joshua Koshy’s DECA journey began during his sophomore year of high school, and continued into college, where he was able to find his passion for developing student leaders. Josh’s heart for the organization has allowed him the opportunity to serve in various roles in the chapter and association levels, including Texas Collegiate DECA Association President. Furthermore, Joshua’s involvement in media and the startup world has challenged him to bring fresh ideas to Collegiate DECA. Josh actively listens to students in both high school and college in order to further enhance the DECA experience, and hopes to engage students to pursue their career goals. After college, Josh strives to work in the creative and startup field, while developing future business leaders to reach their full potential.

Congratulations to these Collegiate DECA members.

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