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!
2020 - 2021 State Officers
Tyler Littlejohn is an active member of Carey DECA, serving on its the Lleadership Ccommittee, and as is the promotion chair. Outside of DECA, Tyler is in a member of the Ohio Scholars Association, Teen Leadership Corps, and his school’s quiz bowl team. After graduation, his goal is to major in political science and marketing, and pursue pursuing a career as a political consultant.
Tyler decided to run for state office because he wanted to help create a better Ohio DECA, one in which all members feel welcomed and have opportunities to grow as leaders.
A personal quote Tyler lives by is, as stated by Stacey Abrams, “The most significant successes come from letting your light shine, embracing failure, and getting good at being wrong.”
Hebron Gurara is a proud member of the Butler Tech Colerain DECA chapter. Along with DECA she serves as the chapter president for Business Professionals of America, vice president of her graduating class, and a member of her principal’s advisory committee. She is also a part of both National and Spanish Honors Societies. Hebron is passionate about giving back to her community, and volunteers at her local hospital, and tutors sixth grade math at her local middle school. In the future she plans to study psychology while on a pre-med track.
Hebron decided to run for a state officer position to ensure that others could reach their highest potential and find a home in DECA. She wants to be a part of a team that provides purpose to many ambitious young adults to strive for more.
A quote that inspires Hebron is by Lily Liptak, “Your only limit is your mind.”
Executive Leadership Team
Olivia Webster is a member of Great Oaks Sycamore DECA, serving as President of her Chapter. At her school Olivia is Captain of Mock Trial and a mentor for 9th and 10th grade students. She also volunteers with various organizations like Relay for Life, The Dragonfly Foundation, and at a local soup kitchen. In the future she plans to study pre-law and pursue a career in law.
Olivia decided to run for State Officer because she wants to create an environment where everyone feels heard. She hopes to help inspire every member to work their hardest and achieve their goals.
A quote that inspires Olivia is, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant”, by Horace Mann.
Executive Leadership Team
Lyndsi Moore is an active member and President of the Great Oaks Harrison DECA Chapter. Outside of DECA, Lyndsi is involved in cheerleading, student council, FCA, and drama. After high school, Lyndsi plans on attending Miami University to take classes in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.
Lyndsi decided to run for a state officer position in order to help members become more involved, by giving them numerous opportunities and help Ohio DECA grow to a whole new level. We may be 12 districts, but we are ONE Ohio DECA.
A quote that inspires Lyndsi is by her advisor Trevor Ward: “Every experience is a learning experience, even if you’re learning what not to do.”
Executive Leadership Team
Maddie Kontak is a senior at Maumee High School and serves as an active member for her Penta-Maumee DECA Chapter. Maddie plans to become a pediatric dietitian so she spends her free time volunteering at camps and after-school programs for grades K-8. She is also a board member for her school’s alumni association and is part of the volleyball team at MHS.
Maddie’s decision to run for state office was fully supported by her DECA chapter as well as the friends she made during DECA Camp. The driving force to run as an elected officer was that she would be representing thousands of hard-working individuals that not only inspire other members, but herself as well.
A favored quote of Maddie’s is: “The biggest success you’ll have is with the things you do seriously.”
Public Relations Representative
Liberty Moyers is a junior from Carey High School. She is involved in many activities at Carey such as her DECA Chapter’s Leadership Committee, Ohio Scholars Association, student council, and the varsity football, basketball, and competition cheerleading teams. In the future she plans on attending Bowling Green State University and would like to major in business and marketing and eventually open and operate her very own business.
Liberty chose to run for the Ohio DECA Public Relations Representative this year because she has always looked up to the state officer teams. She loves competing and leading DECA Chapter projects, but she wants to leave more of an impact on this organization and makeand make sure every member has a memorable experience during their time in DECA. Liberty wants to give every member the opportunity to grow and thrive in this organization, and eventually find the inner leader in themselves. She is extremely dedicated and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and make this organization the best it can be.
A quote that inspires her is “Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable.”
Levi Grimm is an active member of the Butler Tech- Ross DECA Chapter, serving on its Leadership Committee. Outside of DECA, Levi participates in student council, the student athletic leadership team, marching band, and mock trial. Outside of school he actively volunteers at a non-profit operated by his fellow high school students. With the knowledge acquired from his business and management classes, he plans on pursuing a degree in social entrepreneurship.
Levi decided to run for the policy advocate position because he could use his interest in political science to positively impact Ohio DECA and its membership. He hopes to bring attention to the success stories of DECA across the state.
His favorite quote is, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” by Steve Jobs.