About us

DECA is a local, state, and international organization with a mission to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

Wisconsin DECA has approximately 11,000 members across the state of Wisconsin. Career-focused students build skills through DECA competition, conferences and business mentoring. It is an integral component of the high school marketing education program which includes classroom and work-based learning. Wisconsin DECA has mentored students for over 55 years.

By taking advantage of their DECA membership, members can become:

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academically prepared

Students become academically prepared for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.

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professionally responsible

DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.

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Community Oriented

Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.

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experienced leaders

DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.



Our board

The WI DECA Board and the WI DECA Center Board of Directors.

Jason Holter

President WI DECA Board

Sarah Hart Olson

President WI DECA Center Board

WI DECA Bylaws

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Have questions? We'd love to hear from you.