The 2021-2022 DECA High School Division Executive Officer Candidate Guide is now available.
As DECA's primary student brand ambassadors, executive officers represent nearly 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public policymakers and more. Executive officers commit to serving DECA for the year in which they are in office. While challenging, an officer’s term also brings personal and professional growth.
All election activities will be conducted virtually as a response to DECA not holding an in-person International Career Development Conference. The application deadline has been extended and applications are now due to DECA Inc. by March 12, 2021.
This year, executive officer candidates will submit their application, along with all the supporting elements, electronically. The application materials still require signatures as outlined in the candidate guide. If elected, the executive officers will be required to physically sign all forms.
View the complete officer candidate guide here. Please contact your executive officers if you have questions about the experience of serving as an executive officer, and please contact DECA's Leadership Specialist, Debbie Taylor, if you have questions about the election process.
Click here for information on running for Collegiate DECA Executive Office.
As DECA’s leadership specialist, Debbie implements a comprehensive student leadership program for both the high school and college divisions. She is responsible for the Emerging Leader Series, executive officer teams and elections, and student recognition programs like the Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program and DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. Debbie has worked for DECA since 2019.