Meet the 2018-2019 DECA Inc. Executive Officer Team
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 DECA Inc. Executive Officer Team.
Andrew Weatherman, North Carolina
Hailing from Harrisburg, North Carolina, Andrew Weatherman is a three-year DECA member who spearheaded the charter of his school’s DECA chapter. Serving as the State President and Vice President of North Carolina DECA, Andrew’s efforts have helped North Carolina catapult to new heights. During his two terms, Andrew worked to develop and implement numerous successful initiatives, including a state-wide chapter recognition program, which has awarded $7,000 to deserving chapters in the past two years. In addition, he has helped establish numerous new chapters which yielded an increase of nearly 500 competitors at North Carolina DECA during his terms.
An avid DECA competitor, Andrew has garnered success at all levels in various competitive events. In 2017, Andrew placed second at ICDC in the International Business Plan. Andrew has also served as Class Treasurer, played varsity soccer and has a passion for advocating for inclusion, acceptance, and respect for those with and without intellectual disabilities. Andrew will be deferring a year and attending Duke University to study economics in the fall of 2019.
CENTRAL REGION VICE PRESIDENT
Nick Matthews is a four-year DECA member from Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Throughout his high school career, Nick served on the Rochester Adams DECA Executive Council before serving as Michigan DECA’s Vice President of Community Service. Nick is a three-time state qualifier, competing in Principles of Marketing, Marketing Communications Series and Sports and Entertainment Promotional Plan. He represented Michigan DECA at the 201 7 International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Cali. after placing first in SEPP at Michigan CDC. Nick was also a Varsity Soccer Player for Rochester Adams and was the Vice President of the Spanish Club. Nick plans to attend Indiana University to study business finance, as well as marketing. This year, Nick has enjoyed serving the members of Michigan DECA and working with other stakeholders to achieve the association’s goals.
NORTH ATLANTIC REGION VICE PRESIDENT
As Southern Region Vice President for New Jersey DECA, Rachel represents over 10,000 emerging student leaders, oversees a multi-million-dollar budget and has implemented a successful community service campaign that delivered over $30,000 in donations to the Bridge of Books charitable organization. Rachel served as the President of her local DECA chapter, increasing membership by 150% in four months. Rachel had the opportunity to intern for Mr. Joseph Abboud at New York Fashion Week.
Rachel will attend High Point University this fall.
SOUTHERN REGION VICE PRESIDENT
Dylan is from Cary, North Carolina and is a third-year member of Green Hope DECA. While serving as his chapter’s Competition Officer, he helped Green Hope grow from 210 members to 408 in just two years. Dylan then served as North Carolina’s Triad Region State Vice President. In this role, he supported chapters throughout North Carolina and hosted four district conferences. Over the course of Dylan’s term, he gained valuable experience in the importance of investing in the success of others. He hopes to further his ability to advocate for DECA because he’s seen firsthand the impact it has in the lives of so many.
WESTERN VICE PRESIDENT
Jonathan Wilson is a three-year DECA member from Lakes High School and Pierce Community College. He will graduate in 2018 with both his high school diploma and his Associate of Arts degree. As an active DECA member, Jonathan has served as the President of Lakes High School DECA before serving as the Washington DECA State President. Jonathan also served on the leadership council for the varsity choir at Lakes High School for four years and embraces his key leadership position in his family as a role model for his sibling and younger cousins. He runs track and enjoys watching sports as well as coaching youth league teams.
Jonathan plans to attend the University of Syracuse or Loyola Marymount University, and major in Business Administration with a minor in Music Education, hoping to become a human resources manager and a choir director.
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