Jake Bohannon is a native of De Kalb, Mississippi. Jake is a graduate of Mississippi State University–Meridian and is now pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. Jake Collegiate DECA journey started at Mississippi State University–Meridian during the 2019 spring semester. He did not plan on joining any student organization at school; he just wanted to graduate and move on. Then, he met Dr. Stacey McNeil, the lead advisor at Mississippi State University, and she convinced Jake to join Collegiate DECA. Walking out on faith, Jake knew that Collegiate DECA was a great organization to be involved in. Collegiate DECA allowed Jake to grow in his leadership role at Mississippi State and travel to different educational conferences. Jake served as the chapter president at Mississippi State University and President of the Mississippi Collegiate DECA Association. Jake enjoys building the next generation of leaders and empowering them to be themselves.