State Team

Leaders of Iowa DECA
Ainsley Dodd

Ainsley Dodd

President
Mario Napolitano

Mario Napolitano

Vice President of Leadership
Harper Snead

Harper Snead

Vice President of Marketing
Mary Ann Fox

Mary Ann Fox

Vice President of Hospitality
Shrey Patel

Shrey Patel

Vice President of Career Development
Karley Smith

Karley Smith

Vice President of Community Service
Morgan Petersen

Morgan Petersen

Executive Director

Hello! My name is Morgan Petersen and I am the Iowa DECA Executive Director. Before this role, I spent time as a DECA member, three year ICDC qualifier, Iowa DECA State Officer, and the State Officer Advisor. When I am not working, I enjoy advising the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at UNI and spending time with my husband and two dogs. As the Executive Director, it is my goal to get to know DECA members from across the state and to continuously grow Iowa DECA along with industry trends and programs from around the world. My phone and email inbox are always open for questions, concerns, or new ideas! I am looking forward to another great DECA year!

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How DECA impacts members

Below are some testimonials from current and past members.

Claire Hellman

Fort Madison

"DECA has given me the opportunity to build friendships with people I never would have met. I have been given many opportunities to develop my professional and leadership skills through conferences in DECA. I believe DECA can provide opportunities for everyone!"

Scott Junck

Ames

"DECA has given me the opportunity to meet new people, become a better leader, and learn about the business world...all while having fun! Due to my experiences in DECA, I can confidently say that I am better prepared for the future than I was before I joined DECA.”

Ethan Schellhorn

Janesville

"DECA is a great group to be a part of. I have made a lot of new friends, made connections, and developed skills I’ll need to be successful in life. Best of all I’ve had a ton of fun, from the competitive events to running service projects. DECA is awesome!"

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