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Welcome to

Maryland DECA



All new Maryland Chapters are required to fill out a chapter interest form and participate in an onboarding call with our state officers. We will reach out to you with more information once we receive your application.

Congratulations to Maryland DECA! 30 registered chapters with membership totaling over 1300 members! 

There is still time to register your chapter. Please do so before January 31st, 2024.

Experience the Difference with Maryland DECA and join your school to our organization today!



Competitions are at the center of DECA. Along with all of the learning that takes place, you can compete within your Region, State and International. You get the opportunity to meet people from all over and create new and lasting friendships. Along with bonding with your own club, the experience is second to none. And to get up on the stage at ICDC to accept your "DECA Glass", is something you will remember forever! 

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Advisors New and Returning now have SO many resources to help your club, lessons for your classroom and MORE! New resources are added monthly, along with DECA's New Advisor Mentor program and monthly chats. DECA+ can also be purchased to use in your classroom.


Jacob Pollicove
Board President

As a volunteer at district conferences and at the State Career Development Conference as a Conference Coordinator in New Jersey, Mr. Pollicove assisted with coordinating many aspects of conferences and supported New Jersey DECA. Mr. Pollicove currently resides in Maryland and serves as a Policy Analyst for the Maryland General Assembly. As a former active DECA member and supporter of New Jersey DECA, Mr. Pollicove brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to help Maryland DECA continue to grow.


Kim Gustin
State Charter Association Advisor

Ms. Gustin has a BS degree in Operations Management and M.Ed. degree in Educational Multimedia from California Polytechnic University Pomona. She has been in education for 22 years and currently teaches Computer Science at Richard Montgomery High School. Ms. Gustin has many years of experience in planning large events and working with student groups, including Key Club, Yearbook and DECA. Please contact her if you are interested in starting a chapter or have questions about your current chapter.


Viveka Sinha
2023-2024 State President

Viveka Sinha is a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring MD. Miss. Sinha was previously the 2022 - 2023 VP of Chapter Development.

Miss Sinha is interested in continuing that work by reaching out to grow Maryland DECA for this term.

If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Club Affiliations 

Maryland DECA is a Charted High School Association of National DECA. We do not have affiliation with any Maryland Collegiate individuals or chapters. Any Maryland University or College who wishes to be associated with DECA will need to apply to National DECA for an independent chapter. Please contact National DECA for further information.

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