Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Will Bradley, and I am your 2017-2018 Executive President! I am a senior at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA. Our chapter has been the World’s Largest Chapter since 2009.
I have been in DECA since the day before my freshman year. I joined DECA because I’ve always had an interest in public relations, sales, and marketing, and DECA is a place in high school that let those interests shine. Also, a DECA officer threw candy and an application at me on orientation day, so that was pretty cool. My favorite thing about DECA is our ability to help the community. We’re so much more than a marketing club….we get to harness those skills to make a difference.
My future plans are to attend college in the Fall of 2018 and major in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. I would like to be a Communications Director for a politician or public figure.
Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Gabriella Delliponti, and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Leadership. I am a Senior at Mill Creek High School. My chapter has started to host these days that we call “SRO Appreciation Days.” On these days we invite all the School Resource Officers in our county to our school and we eat a catered lunch with them and give them gifts we put together for them.
I have been in DECA for 4 years now. Up until high school my family had moved around quite a bit and so I never really got involved in many organizations at my various schools. This led me to join DECA because I wanted to become a part of something, and it's a huge bonus that it has made such a huge impact on my life.
My favorite thing about DECA has been taking advantage of all the new opportunities it has presented me with. I have met so many people and done so many things I would not have had the chance to otherwise. It has taught me so many valuable lessons about life and it's been really fun learning everything I know now.
After high school I plan on attending the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) to dual major in Journalism and Marketing. This will lead me to a career in brand management or land me my dream job of one day becoming an editor for the New York Times.
Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Kaden Vanwey, and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Finance. I am a Junior at Alexander High Schoool. My chapter has been involved in Operation Christmas child and Canned Food Drives.
I have been a DECA member for 3 years. I started my DECA journey in Indiana where I served as the Vice President of Competitive Events of my chapter. Competition is a big part of who I am. My brother was a DECA member and has motivated me to further my journey in DECA and excel in competitions.
My favorite thing about DECA is obviously the competitions but also the networking and travel experiences I get to have.
After High School I would like to attend the Naval Academy.
Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Pooja Parmar, and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Career Development. I am a Senior at North Gwinnett High School. My chapter has partnered with businesses such as Lake Lanier and Chick-Fil-A to raise toys for Toys for Tots. In the last 18 years we have raised $500,000 worth of toys.
I have been in DECA for 5 years (since 8th grade). My best friend wanted to join while I actually wasn’t that interested. She asked me to come with her to the first meeting and I reluctantly agreed. Now I couldn’t love this organization and what it does any more!
My favorite thing about DECA is that it teaches you about real life skills that are necessary for the work force. Even simple skills such as being able to make a presentation or introduce yourself properly sets you apart from the rest of the students. This organization truly helps you be a step ahead.
After high school I would like to attend college and major in Public Policy and International Affairs while minoring in Spanish.
Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Natalie Kandul, and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Marketing. I am a Junior at Lambert High School. My chapter recently worked with the American Cancer Society. We’ve held numerous events such as a football tailgate, Chick-Fil-A night, and a prom fashion show where all the proceeds when back to the American Cancer Society.
I have been a DECA member for 4 years. I joined DECA my eighth grade year when I decided to go out on a limb and run for inaugural chapter president. I wasn’t completely sure what I was in for but, I later learned what all DECA had to offer and knew it was the perfect organization for me.
My favorite thing about DECA is the opportunities it provides us with. Whether it is competition, community service, or meeting with business professionals, it is impacting our future and helping individuals create their own self brand.
After high school, I would love to attend Clemson University or Georgia Tech when I would study communications and computer science. I would like to obtain a job that would let me run business social media accounts.
Hello Georgia DECA! My name is Jordan Shepard, and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Hospitality. I am a Junior at Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies. My chapter has bi-monthly outings- some include going out to dinner, skating, and bowling.
I have been a DECA member for 3 years. I joined DECA in order to find myself during my freshman year and I’ve loved it ever since! My favorite thing about DECA is meeting new people at conferences.
After High School I would like to attend North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University and major in Accounting with a minor in Economics or Communications. After college, I would like to become employed at any “Big 4” firm and hopefully still be very involved with GA DECA!