Brandon Sakbun, State President
Indiana DECA what’s up? My name is Brandon Sakbun and I’m super pumped to be
your state president! I am really excited to work with the state officer team
in order to accomplish the goals we have set! Outside of DECA I’m involved with
the Terre Haute South Swim Team, Treasurer of Student Council, National Honor
Society, STAND Club, French Club and I’m a professional Wii Golf Player. I’m a
movie critic, dance master and an avid comic book reader. My personal goal is
to be involved with Indiana DECA as much as possible. Feel free to contact me
at Brandon.Sakbun@IndianaDECA.org and inform me
of what’s going on in your chapter or district. Also be sure to friend me on
Facebook or follow me on twitter @BSakbun_Deca to keep up with the latest news
about Indiana DECA!
Derek Whitis, V.P. of Technology
Hello Indiana DECA, my name
is Derek and I am your 2013-2014 Vice President of Technology. My goal this
year is to better incorporate technology into your DECA experience! I am a
senior at Ben Davis High School where I have participated in DECA for 3 Years.
I play Soccer and Football while participating in Physics Club, Robotics Club
and Chess Club. When I am not doing DECA or school stuff I am hard at work
downtown at AxiaTP where I work as a programmer/developer. After DECA, school and my job I don’t have
much of a life left, so I try to satisfy my gaming addiction with any time I
can find. Follow me on twitter @DerekWhitis and Email me any questions you have
I look forward to seeing all of you at SCDC, and hopefully in Atlanta for ICDC!
Sidarth Singh, V.P. of Corporate Development
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Destiny Shafer, V.P. of Communications
Indiana DECA! I'm Destiny Shafer, your 2013-14 Vice President of
Communications. Many of you may already know of me from being apart of last
year’s state officer team, where I held the position of District 9
President. I am now a senior at Union City Community High School where I
am class vice president, SADD student body president, and have been apart of my
DECA chapter for three years. DECA has become a huge part of my life and I hope
that it will be just as big for all of you! Along with
my involvement in school I also take ballet and jazz at a local dance
studio, lifeguard at my city pool, and I waitress at Pizza Hut! I feel honored
to serve again for you as an Indiana DECA state officer and I cannot wait to
Make it Count for my senior year! Feel free to keep in contact with me via
Facebook, follow me on Twitter @DECAdest, or email me at Destiny.Shafer@IndianaDECA.org.
Jacob Newlin, District 1 President
Hello! I'm Jacob
Newlin your District 1 President. I am a senior at Washington Township
Middle/High School, and I am excited to get to know all of you over the course
of this year. I am hardworking and extremely dedicated in everything I do. I
participate in many extracurricular activities including Student Council, Band,
S.A.D.D, Spell Bowl, multiple academic teams, and of course DECA! Outside
of school I love to snowboard and travel! Please feel free to contact me with
any questions or concerns! I can be reached at any time by emailing me at Jacob.Newlin@IndianaDECA.org. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
Jasmine Edison, District 2 President
Hi Indiana DECA! I'm Jasmine Edison and I am your 2013-14 Indiana DECA District 2 President. I am a senior at Penn High School and this is my third year of DECA. Outside of DECA I'm involved in Student Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4-H and many other organizations. I love Twizzlers, Maroon 5, Nicholas Sparks and reruns of FRIENDS! I want to later in life move south and pursue a career in advertising. I can't wait to get to know all of you and make every second of this year count! Feel free to follow me on Twitter @JasmineDECA or hit me up at Jasmine.Edison@IndianaDECA.org.
Warmath, District 3/6 President
DECA! I'm Alicia Warmath and I am excited to be your district 3/6 president
during 2013-2014. I am a senior and the Vice President of my class at
Mississinewa High School where I have participated in DECA for three years.
Aside from DECA, I have held a spot on my schools varsity cheer squad for the
past four years. I take everything I do seriously, but I love having a good
time. I love to smile and always look for the positives in any negative
situation. I'm someone you can always count on, and I'm looking forward to
making your DECA experience just as good as mine. I know what I want in life
and even though I'm a small town girl at heart, I have big dreams for my
future! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Alicia.Warmath@IndianaDECA.org!
Crum, District 4/5 President
Hello, I am Baylee Crum your
District 4/5 President! I am very
excited for the year ahead and I can’t wait to meet all of you! Every day I drive 30 minutes round trip to go
to a neighboring school half days just to be in DECA. I am very DECA-CATED and look to bring out the
best in everyone! Besides DECA I am
involved in NHS, Student Council, theatre, karate, cross country, and track. My
future plans include attending Purdue University and majoring in management. Outside of school, I enjoy riding dirt bikes
and spending time with friends. Please
contact me at any time with questions or even just to chat at Baylee.Crum@IndianaDECA.org. Also, follow
me on Twitter @BayleeCrum and Facebook!
Allison Sherrill, District 7 President
Hey guys, I’m Allison
Sherrill, I’m a senior at Terre Haute North High School, and I am your
2013/2014 Indiana DECA District 7 President! I am proud to say this is my
fourth year in DECA, and it has definitely changed my life for the better.
Outside of my devotion to DECA, I am involved in music theatre, student
council, class senate, drama club, Latin club, Counterpoints (performing
choir), and Academic Super Bowl. Also, in my free time I love to read, and I
have to admit, I am completely obsessed with Elvis! I am so excited to work
with this year’s state officer team, and you better believe we are going to
make this year the best yet for Indiana DECA! Feel free to hit me up at Allison.Sherrill@IndianaDECA.org if you have any questions! See you at SCDC!!!
Samantha Johnson, District 8 President
DECA! My name is Samantha Johnson, your 2013-2014 District 8 President. I am a
senior at Martinsville High School and a three-year returning DECA member.
Along with being a DECA Diamond, I am a member of six additional
extracurricular clubs, including National Honor Society. I am also a Varsity
Football and Men's Track Manager and a Varsity Basketball Cheerleader. Another
fun fact about me? I was recently awarded the Top Student Anchor in the state
of Indiana, so look for me on CNN someday! But for now, I want to make it count
this year in DECA with my fellow state officers and you, the members of this
great organization! Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments,
complements, or concerns at Samantha.Johnson@IndianaDECA.org and follow me
on Twitter @Samantha_DECA. I wish you the best of luck this year in Indiana
Causey, District 9 President
Hello there! My name is Emily Causey and I am your
2013-2014 Indiana DECA District 9 President!
I am a junior at Union City Community High School which happens to be
located out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Union City, Indiana.) I am involved in DECA, Science Olympiad,
Student Council, theatre arts, and among other things band. Music is and has always been a huge part of
my life. When I grow up, I hope to either work for a major record label making
stars or in fashion merchandising. When
I’m not spending time at school or with friends, you can find me at home
watching reruns of Friends or One Tree Hill, possibly looking at memes on the
Internet, or eating Wheat Thins. I
cannot wait to have an awesome year as the District 9 President and having fun
with my fellow DECA members. I don’t
bite much, so hit me up sometime on Twitter @tweets_by_emily, Facebook, or
e-mail me at Emily.Causey@IndianaDECA.org.
Bailey Kendall, District 10 President
Indiana DECA! I’m Bailey Kendall. I’m a junior at Washington High School,
starting my second year of DECA, and I can’t wait to represent you as your
2013-2014 District 10 President! In
addition to DECA, I am a class representative, a member of Student Council, Beta
club, BPA, and a whole lot of other things.
Despite all of these super-cool activities, I have plenty of free time,
which I usually spend either improving your DECA experience or watching TV—my
favorite shows are Breaking Bad and Parks & Recreation. My future plans include attending Indiana
University, pursuing a career in chemistry, and traveling the world. This year’s plans are equally great. I’m going to use my position in Indiana DECA
to really make it count! Feel free to
hit me up at Bailey.Kendall@IndianaDECA.org!