DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It was founded in 1946.
DECA Inc. has three primary purposes:
- to assist state/provincial associations in the growth and development of DECA;
- to further develop education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence; and
- to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive, enterprise system.
DECA has chartered state associations in all 50 states, as well as members in the District of Columbia, the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Student membership includes over 200,000 members in 5,000 chapters, as well as over 15,000 members attending over 200 colleges and universities in Collegiate DECA.
1908 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1594
FAX (703) 860-4013
DECA’s official emblem is the DECA Diamond.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Tag Line and Identifier:
DECA no longer uses a tagline or identifier. DECA should be described using its mission statement.
DECA’s official color is blue.
Paul A. Wardinski
Regions of DECA:
Western Region (13 states plus Guam)
Central Region (13 states and Manitoba, Canada)
North Atlantic Region (12 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada)
Southern Region (12 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)
Divisions of DECA:
High School Division, Collegiate Division, Alumni Division and Professional Division.