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Thatcher Sunday

Thatcher Sunday

Minnesota DECA President

ABOUT THATCHER

Thatcher Sunday is a senior at Two Harbors High School. Even with his leadership involvement in Student Council, World Culture Club, Basketball, Soccer, Band, Choir, and Blood Drive Committee, Thatcher chooses to consider DECA his most prized accomplishment. He enjoys the relationships he's built and sees DECA as one of the best ways to truly find out who you are and who you can become. He loves to sing and write music in his free time and still finds time to watch "Friends" and of course, "The Office". Thatcher is thrilled to be a part of the Minnesota DECA team and is excited to bring it to the next level.

DAN HUNTER

DAN HUNTER

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

ABOUT DAN

Dan is a senior at Shakopee High School. He is the President of his own chapter and enjoyed the learning experience of starting a chapter from the ground up last year. He competed at ICDC in Atlanta of 2018, winning first place in Business Services Marketing. Through DECA, Dan has learned how to be a better communicator and leader. Dan's leadership experience includes Student Council, Youth in Government, and Link Crew, and he is engaged in many other extracurriculars such as swimming, lacrosse, and National Honors Society. He enjoys working as a barista at Caribou Coffee. Through his experiences in DECA, Dan has learned there is truly nothing holding you back and wishes to help develop other members. He also hopes to improve membership throughout Minnesota and give DECA more recognition in the state. Dan is excited to serve as the Vice President of Communications and elevate Minnesota DECA's program.


JUSTIN REILING

JUSTIN REILING

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

ABOUT JUSTIN

Justin Reiling is a fourth-year DECA member and senior at Mounds View High School. Highlights from his DECA career include two years as a chapter president, multiple appearances at SCDC, and a top-10 finish at ICDC. He is the first person from his chapter to become a state officer, and the first member to receive recognition at ICDC. His favorite events in DECA are role plays and professional selling. Outside of DECA, Justin is an involved member of Youth In Government, Cross Country running, and Nordic Skiing. To get involved with the community, Justin tutors at a local church and volunteers through National Honor Society. Justin's main goal for Minnesota DECA is to increase networking opportunities for members in order to improve membership retention. He looks forward to reaching out to members to learn more about how the DECA experience can be optimized and improved.


REECE STALLMAN

REECE STALLMAN

VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

ABOUT REECE

Reece Stallman is a junior at Alexandria Area High School. She has been in DECA since her sophomore year. Her favorite DECA event is Hospitality Services Team Decision Making and her favorite DECA memory is attending SCDC. Outside of DECA, Reece is in swimming, hockey, VIBE, Key Club and works as a lifeguard. She enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dogs. She hopes to spread the message that DECA is for everyone looking to build and grow skills for their future. Reece plans on traveling to all the districts to help with District Competitions and network with competitors. In the future she plans on attending the College of Saint Benedict for a major in Political Science and minors in Global Business, Spanish and French. Then continuing her education at Georgetown University Law Center in pursuit of a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Reece looks forward to making as many connections with members as possible and helping members to reach their goals.

MASON DEMPSEY

MASON DEMPSEY

VICE PRESIDENT OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

ABOUT MASON

Mason Dempsey is a senior at Little Falls High School. He currently serves as president of his chapter and has been in DECA for three years. Some of Mason's DECA highlights are competing in the last two International Career Development Conferences. Mason loves being able to meet new people at all the conferences and see what ideas they bring to the table. Besides DECA, Mason is a three sport athlete involved with Football, Hockey, and Baseball. He enjoys hiking and hanging out with his buddies. Mason's goal this year is to continue bringing DECA membership on the rise. Mason plans after high school are to attend college and pursue a finance degree. His life goal is to travel the world and try all the different types of food he can! Mason is excited to serve as the Vice President of Special Projects and give back to the DECA organization.

BEN GRENI

BEN GRENI

VICE PRESIDENT OF CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT BEN

Ben Greni is a fourth year DECA member from Elk River High School. He is this year's Vice President of Chapter Development for MN DECA and Elk River DECA's president. Ben is looking forward to visiting as many chapters as possible. He also wants to engage and network with as many members as possible. Ben has found competing in DECA to be truly life changing and would love to help all Minnesota DECA members become more competitive. Outside of DECA, Ben is involved in Speech & Debate, National Honor Society, his school's ProStart Culinary team, representing his school at school board meetings, working at American Eagle in Albertville, and volunteering at the Maple Grove Hospital. In his free time, Ben likes to read, eat at Cafe Zupas, watch The Office, and go hiking. After high school, Ben wants to secure an undergraduate degree with a major in both Economics/Finance and Biology to pursue a career in international finance/banking and eventually secure a Masters of Business Administration.

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