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2019, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Collegiate DECA

2018-2019 Executive Board

Our Executive Board is responsible for the management and operations of UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA.  Our goal is to ensure every individual has an enjoyable time and gains the leadership experience they deserve while in DECA and attending Whitewater.  To contact us individually, feel free to email or add us on LinkedIn.  Both can be found below our individual position cards.

Frank is the Senior Business Career Advisor for the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. On top of that, Frank is the Chapter Advisor for UW-Whitewater DECA. He is extremely passionate about DECA and constantly pushes the entire chapter to be better every year, adding extremely valuable professional insight and competition tips.

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Frank Lanko

Chapter Advisor

Emily is a Senior this year, and through her time in DECA, she has become one of the most decorated members at UW-Whitewater. Placing in the top 10 for Advertising Campaign at nationals and second place in the Entrepreneurship Challenge. Emily has been competing in DECA since high school, and after graduating from Eau Claire North has continued to shine as a member who exemplifies what a DECA student can be.

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Emily Hayden

Chapter President

Dylan is the new VP of External Relations for our chapter. Dylan is a Senior majoring in Information Technology. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and playing with his roommate's dog, Cooper. Dylan's favorite part about DECA is the friends that he has found, and pushing others, as well as himself outside their comfort zone and grow within the organization.

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Dylan Otwell
VP of External Relations

Treise is this years VP of FUNdraising. She is a Junior majoring in marketing. Treise loves UWW DECA because it gave her the opportunity to meet new life long friends, also the ability to travel the nation while competing. Outside of DECA and class Treise enjoys music, friends, and family.

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Treise Langhammer
VP of Fundraising

Tayler is a sophomore Public Policy and Administration major and our new VP of Community Involvement. In her free time, you can find Tayler reading, watching movies, or playing tennis. She enjoys DECA because it has helped her become more confident in public speaking and overall professional skills. She is looking forward to working with all the UWW DECA members this year!

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Tayler Jones
VP of Community Involvement

 Jim looks forward to his position on executive board. He is currently a senior majoring in Marketing. In his free time he plays baseball back home and enjoys hanging out with friends, when he is not at work. Jim joined the executive board to help this great organization grow, flourish, and to further develop his communication and leadership skills. 

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Jim Widmer
VP of Competition

John is our new VP of Marketing! He’s currently a Sophomore Finance and Entrepreneurship major who loves DECA because it gives him essential communication skills and business knowledge that will prove beneficial after college. He appreciates the community and family environment that the Collegiate DECA program at UWW provides him. John is excited to show how amazing Collegiate DECA is all around campus as he takes on his new position on our executive board!

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John Weber
VP of Marketing

Lauren is a junior majoring in marketing. She enjoys DECA because it gives her real world experience with professional skills, helps her meet amazing people, and of course have fun. She's excited to be a part of the executive board for the spring semester while it helps builds her leadership skills. Outside of DECA, she loves to go on adventures such as travel, hang out with friends, and watch movies.

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Lauren Hanson
VP of Events

Brendan is the new VP of Finance for our chapter. He is a freshman majoring in finance with a minor in accounting. He participates in DECA to build relationships and professional skills. In his free time he plays intramural sports and spends time with friends.

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Brendan Clementi
VP of Finance

Kyle is our new VP of Social Media and Administration double majoring in Marketing and Information Technology. Kyle enjoys soccer, slow pitch softball, and almost any movie. Kyle’s favorite part about DECA is the opportunity to test his skills against other business professionals at competitions and events.

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Kyle Fritz
VP of Social Media & Administration