Meet the 2023-2024 Collegiate DECA Executive Officer Team

Apr 18, 2023

Congratulations to the newly-elected 2023-2024 Collegiate DECA Executive Officer Team! The team is excited to represent Collegiate DECA members around the globe as they begin work on their goals and objectives for the year ahead.


Matthew Peagler

Matthew Peagler’s first introduction to DECA was during his senior year at Desert Mountain High School. Despite everything being online, he placed fourth at his association-level conference. He enjoyed the experience and decided to continue with Collegiate DECA, joining the chapter at Scottsdale Community College. Originally the only member of his chapter, Matthew spent time recruiting at club fairs, in classrooms and working with the Council of Student Leaders. After some time, he recruited a full officer team and members who have attended volunteer events, career immersion tours and association conferences. Before DECA, Matthew spent eleven years as a Boy Scout, completing his Eagle Scout and devoting countless hours to helping his troop, fulfilling practically every leadership position available.


‍Maryam Amin

Maryam Amin is a three-year DECA member and a freshman at the University of Oklahoma majoring in computer science with a minor in marketing. As the Oklahoma Collegiate DECA President, her main objectives were to increase membership and create an environment where people feel comfortable sharing their ideas and pushing their limits. In her first year of college, she co-founded a Collegiate DECA chapter at her university and helped Oklahoma University DECA compete at the association conference for the first time in history. Aside from Collegiate DECA, Maryam is very involved with the university’s Campus Activities Council, Multicultural Clubs and Speakers Bureau. She is passionate about community building and loves connecting with people on campus and outside the university. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports and eating food from Egypt–where she’s from.


Denise Konaté

Denise Konaté is a highly-motivated and dedicated digital marketing student with exceptional leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Her unique life experiences have fueled her desire to challenge stereotypes and create positive change. As a dedicated member of Collegiate DECA, Denise is committed to expanding the organization's reach and collaborating with others to achieve common goals. She is an innovative problem-solver, making her a valuable asset to any team. Beyond DECA, Denise has founded an organization that improves the lives of orphans in Africa—showcasing her leadership skills and dedication to volunteering and giving back to her community. As an honor student, she is driven to find solutions to problems and constantly seeks new challenges. Denise enjoys exploring different cultures, trying new foods, staying active and spending time with loved ones in her free time. Her unwavering determination to inspire others and create positive change is evident in all that she does.


Emma Rose

Emma Rose is a four-year DECA member who first discovered her love of DECA during her junior year of high school. After serving as a Tennessee DECA high school association officer and witnessing all that DECA had to offer, she decided that DECA truly did not have to end after high school. Once at the University of Tennessee, Emma worked to establish a Collegiate DECA chapter. She is determined to support all current and future Collegiate DECA members in their bids to expand and create their own chapters, as she knows firsthand how challenging it can be. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive impact within Collegiate DECA—no matter how small that impact may seem. In her free time, Emma enjoys being with her family, writing poetry and baking new recipes whenever possible.


No items found.

Discussion Questions

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Classroom Connection

Career CLuster:

Instructional Area(s):

Performance Indicators:

No items found.