About Us


Nevada DECA is one of the largest Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) in Nevada with over 30 active high school and collegiate chapters across the state and over 2,000 members.

List of Chapters

Lead Advisor
Advanced Technologies Academy
Geoff Demaio
Arbor View High School
Theresa Malone
Basic High School
Terry Ertman
Boulder City High School
Josh Fisher
Centennial High School
Rich Edler
Chaparral High School
Darren Hinze
Cimarron Memorial High School
Jason Christensen
Clark High School
Cheryl Burns
Coronado High School
Adam Bromberg
Davidson Academy
Mike Escobar
Dayton High School
Alan Watts
Del Sol High School
Tonya McKinney
Desert Oasis High School
Tina Fulks
Desert Pines High School
John Arfuso
East Career and Technical Academy
Gabe Silva
Faith Lutheran Middle and High School
Patrick Connolly
Foothill High School
Cindy Mcleod
Green Valley High School
Brenda Rowles
Laughlin Jr./Sr. High
Joseph Gromek
Legacy High School
Kim McCoy
Liberty High School
Brock Taylor
Mojave High School
Joseph Price
North Valleys High School
John Anderson
Northwest Career & Technical Academy
Trinity Barlow
Palo Verde High School
Rick Eurich
Shadow Ridge HS
Heather McCombs/Rocky Williams
Sierra Vista High School
Kim Fisher
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Spring Valley High School
Don Schumaker
Sunrise Mountain High School
Tristan Hays
Valley High School
Lisa Withrow
West Career & Tech Academy
Stan Pack
Wooster High School
Dee Dee Messier

Outcomes and Metrics

Nevada DECA has a proud history of success and innovation among DECA’s chartered associations. In the last several years, Nevada DECA students have been recognized in international competition, elected to Executive Office, selected to prestigious committees and internships, and recognized for their excellence in DECA campaigns programs. Below are some of the measurements of Nevada DECA’s success:

  • In 2015-16, seven Nevada DECA teams reached the final round of international competition at DECA's International Career Development Conference, including two Top Ten finishers
  • Nevada DECA has boasted DECA-certified trainers in DECA's Train the Trainer program for four of the last five years
  • Nevada DECA set an international record with four chapters in the state (Basic, East CTA, Southwest CTA, and West CTA) achieving THRIVE level recognition by completing all four of DECA’s campaigns in 2013-14.
  • Nevada DECA students from Southwest CTA won the first-ever DECA Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Challenge for fashion design using recycled products.
  • In 2012, Nevada DECA’s Victoria Caña was elected to serve as DECA’s Western Region Vice President, one of the highest student officer positions in the organization
  • Nevada DECA was recognized as the Website Challenge Winner for chartered associations with less than 2,500 members at the 2012 State Association Management conference.
  • In 2012, Nevada DECA’s Ikya Kandula and Amy Bodner from Davidson Academy in Reno were recognized as the International Champions in Hospitality & Tourism Team Decision Making Event
  • Nevada DECA’s membership has grown from under 1,200 students in 2009-10 to over 2,000 students in 2013-14.

To read more about Nevada DECA’s impact and the profile of our members, please view our NRCCUA Impact Report for 2016.

Fact Sheet

To see even more about the impact of DECA, please view the DECA Fact Sheet below.