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Welcome to

Maryland DECA

1426 members in 32 chapters across Maryland



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! 1426 members in 32 chapters for 2023-2024! We have gown in just 2 short years by more than 800 members and 18 chapters. We hope that your school will consider joining during 2024-2025. Sign Up today to begin the Onboarding Process by visiting our Membership page to learn more today. You can also learn more about getting involved with DECA on the National DECA Page.

Be the One 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.

New to DECA? Consider joining the New Advisor Chats sponsored by National DECA. Get a chance to network virtually. There is also a Virtual Advisor Conference this summer! July 17-18th. 


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.


Chaiwey Chen
2024-2025 State President

Chaiwey Chen is a rising Senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville Md. 

In 2023-2024 she served as the Region One Vice President.

Ms. Chen brings a strong background in DECA from the last three years of competing both in DECA on Debate Teams. She has a great team of State Officers and looks forward to working with all DECA programs.

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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