Shawn D. Matthijetz is an eight-year DECA member from Texas. He has held multiple DECA leadership roles including Chapter Operations Manager and Chapter President. In Collegiate DECA, he founded a chapter at Concordia University-Texas where he served two years as the Chapter’s President, a position that changed his life. Shawn was then elected as the Texas Collegiate DECA State President and has also served his university’s student body in various executive-level positions. He is a senior obtaining two degrees, an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies and an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. With these degrees, Shawn plans to attend Law School after graduation with the hopes of joining the political stage soon after. Shawn grew up in central Texas and attributes his personable nature to growing up in a small town.