Who We Are

By creating partnerships between business and education, Washington DECA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides real-world experiences in the fields of marketing, business, and entrepreneurship to develop high school students into character-driven leaders who will enrich our corporations and communities.

Established in 1947, Washington DECA creates unique and relevant marketing and leadership opportunities for all high school students to succeed in school, career, and life. All that we do is governed by our unrelenting commitment to integrity, leadership, development, and success.

By giving students hands-on experience in the fields of marketing, business, and entrepreneurship, Washington DECA teaches leadership characteristics that mold high school students into character-driven leaders.

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DECA, Inc. Website »

Washington Association of Marketing Educators (WAME) Website »

Western Region DECA Website »

Strategic Goals (2014 – 2019):

  1. Strengthen Financial Foundation for Long-Term Success
  2. Optimize Stakeholder Relationships
  3. Increase Brand Awareness and Understanding of DECA
  4. Expand Access to the DECA Experience

Meet the Staff:

Shanna LaMar
Executive Director
Eliza Webb
Program Director
Brent Mason
Director of Development
Nancy Hanlon
Director of Member Services
Linda Andersen
Administrative and
Event Assistant
Amy Phillips
Volunteer Manager and
Advancement Associate
Jill Zawatski
Advisor and State Officer Development Associate
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