State Officers

Every year, 7 members of Ohio DECA have the opportunity to lead the 5,000 Ohio Association members in networking, sponsorships, and competitions. Learn more about the responsibilities of an officer, how to become an officer, and who the current State Officers are!

2021-2022 State Officer Candidates

Ashlyn Etherington

My desire to be a state officer stems from my goal to grow and promote DECA as a organization. Even more, it comes from my appreciation and respect for all involved. After the past year more than ever I understand plans change. But I have also discovered goals don’t change. Even though sometimes we are forced to call a audible and change our plans the goal remains the same. As a state officer I promise to overcome and persist for the goals at the end of the tunnel. 

 

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Grace Gehner

Serving Ohio DECA this coming term would be an honor. HeIping others embark on their DECA chapter and find their purpose is where my passion lies. I am ready to change lives and stand up for the voices of all DECA members as a State Officer. I have the enthusiasm to inspire other students to step out of their comfort zone and embark on their life changing DECA journey. DECA has taught me lifelong skills and has given me opportunities that no other organization has. I am excited for the opportunity to give back and serve, Ohio DECA.

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Alexis Holdren

I want to be a DECA Ohio state officer because marketing is something that I am truly interested in as not only a major and focus in college, but also career in the future. I want to get as much leadership and management experience as possible to further my skills and find new extensions of marketing in the real world. I also love meeting new people who enjoy the same activities and prioritize the same things as I do, so I think that being a state officer will offer me these experiences I'm looking for.

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Eve King

I want to be a part of creating genuine, memorable experiences for all members of Ohio DECA. Being involved in DECA offers students vast opportunities to grow as leaders, learn valuable life skills, and connect with peers from across the state. I want to be a part of ensuring every member of Ohio DECA is able to get involved in as many of these opportunities as possible. There’s something for everyone in DECA, and I want to help all of our members find their home in Ohio DECA. 

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Liberty Moyers

I would love to be a state officer because I want to make sure that everyone has that special moment during their DECA career like I have had. This organization has changed my life in more ways than I can count. DECA has transformed me from a shy, reserved person to a strong, confident leader. I want every member to truly find their inner leader and prosper and grow into the person they want to become. If given the opportunity to be a state officer, I will work to make sure that this organization is the best that it can be and that members voices are heard. After the unusual year that we have had this year due to covid-19, I want to make sure that DECA is still just as enjoyable for members as it was a few years back. I truly believe that we can overcome all of these obstacles that have been thrown at us. 

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Chloe Stringer

DECA has provided me with some of the most beneficial skills for life. Being a state officer would allow me to not only share my love for DECA but help others find their light and gain confidence. This opportunity would give me the ability to learn through my experiences in a more professional setting and become a better leader. While also having the ability to promote leadership and development all throughout Ohio. If elected I know that in the midst of a chaotic year, I can help Ohio DECA come together in hopes of normalcy in the coming year. 

 

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Evelyn Williams

I want to be a state officer for the experience in leadership that it brings.  I want to meet and work with other leaders that share the same passions and motivation for DECA that I have, while making a difference in our individual schools and communities.  I also believe that we are only as strong as our membership and that we need strong leaders with experience.  I believe that being a state officer will enrich my leadership skills and provide me with a leadership base that I can apply in my future and to benefit those around me.  

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