Hayley Haas is thrilled and honored to have been chosen as your 2016-2017 Northern Nevada Vice President. She is a ready to serve as a leader, liaison, and team-member in order to make Nevada DECA the best it’s ever been and skyrocket Northern Nevada’s membership.
As a senior at The Davidson Academy in Reno, Hayley pursues nearly every leadership opportunity available. Hayley is currently the Treasurer of her school’s Student Government and the President of her own DECA chapter. She is the Vice President of her equestrian Youth Committee, and was also accepted into the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, where she is starting her own business.
When she joined DECA the beginning of her sophomore year, Hayley had no idea what she was getting myself into. Now, DECA is undeniably her greatest passion.
During her first year in DECA, Hayley was awarded State Champion in Principles of Business Management and Administration and qualified for ICDC, where she earned a test score in the top 15% of all her competitors. In her junior year, Hayley was a State Champion in Hotel and Lodging Management and second place in the Start-Up Business Plan event. Both of her wins qualified her for ICDC.
Because of her experiences and success in DECA, Hayley is applying to some of the best business schools in the world this fall and aspires to continue growing her entrepreneurial skills.
For Hayley, there is nothing that quite rivals the thrill of DECA competition, which is why she helped to boost her chapter’s membership by 40% in the last year. She hopes to bring similar membership growth to Northern Nevada, so that more students can experience the amazing opportunities DECA has to offer.
When she’s not DECA-cating herself to her chapter or state office positions, Hayley competes avidly in equestrian competitions. That competitive streak carries with her everywhere! For fun, Hayley loves playing with her rescue pug and baking.
Hayley’s motto is “Get up. Dress up. Show up. But never give up.” DECA has taught her that dedication and zeal can equal success, and she can unequivocally say that without DECA, she wouldn’t be where she is today.