What is deca?

Cape Girardeau DECA Chapter was founded 49 years ago this March. As part of the State and International Association, our students have been able to practice key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.  They join more than 219,000 high school members in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

DECA President
Clayton Deimund, President

DECA VP of Leadership
Devin Porter, VP of Leadership

DECA VP of Finance
Scott Limbaugh, VP of Finance

DECA VP of Marketing
Tavia Eanes, VP of Marketing

DECA VP of Career Development
Emma Spiller, VP of Career Development

DECA VP of Hospitality
Maggie Grimm, VP of Hospitality