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23-24 State Officer Team

At our SCDC Conference in February, your new State Officer Team was elected. For the first time in 4 years, we have representation from Region 3 in the Region 3 VP Maneet Mehta. Joining the officers is VP of Public Relations Linda Robinson and Region 1 VP Chaiwey Chen. Your VP of Chapter Development is Angelina Xu, your Executive VP is Lucia Gutierrez, and your Executive President is Viveka Sinha. Contact our State Officer Team.

2023-2024 State Officers

Working to Continue Growing Maryland DECA


Viveka Sinha



Lucia Gutierrez

Vice President


Angelina Xu

Vice President Chapter Development


Linda Robinson

Vice President Public Relations


Chaiwey Chen

Region One Vice President


Maneet Mehta

Region Three Vice President

Maryland DECA State Board of Directors


We are currently looking to add Business Owners to our Board, if you are interested, please click the link below to contact Jacob Pollicove, Board President

MD DECA Board meets 4 times a year, quarterly in a virtual format. Support MD DECA by becoming a Board Member and Professional Member

Board President

Jacob Pollicove

Business Partner

Board Vice President

Craig Holcomb

Business Partner

Board Secretary

Anisa Green

Business Partner

Board Treasurer

Shannon Steward

School Partner

State Charter Advisor

Kim Gustin


State Board Past President

Theodore Thompson

Business Partner

Board Member

Janet Winter

Chapter Advisor

Board Member

Demetria Marafatsos

Retired Chapter Advisor

Board Member

MiVida Parham

Education Partner

Board Member

Dustin Showen

Chapter Advisor

Board Member

Emmanual Corporal

DECA Alumni Partner

Board Member

Sonya Hopson

Business Partner

Board Member

Seth Belford

Business Partner

Board Member

Brent Gendleman

Business Partner

Board Member

Viveka Sinha

State President

Board Member

DECA Bylaws and Code of Conduct

In order to assist all Maryland DECA chapters, please refer to National DECA's Bylaws and Code of Conduct. Members are advised to adhere to all of National DECA's Code of Conduct and Bylaws during their membership.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.

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