2024-2025 executive officers

Sophia Smith

Collegiate DECA Vice President

Sophia Smith is the Collegiate DECA Vice President for 2024-2025. Sophia started her DECA journey at Perry High School, where she excelled as a co-manager of the school-based enterprise, achieving gold certification levels in both food and retail operations. Additionally, she earned her individual school-based enterprise certification and participated in the Thrive Academy at the DECA International Career Development Conference. Transitioning to Arizona State University upon graduation, Sophia immersed herself in their DECA chapter, ultimately being elected chapter president in her third year and effectively tripling membership. After serving the chapter, Sophia was elected to her association's officer team as the president, facilitating four successful conferences while actively participating in international events such as Engage and the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference annually. Consistently earning recognition, Sophia achieved the Leadership Passport four times and clinched first place in Restaurant and Food Service Management in 2022. Beyond DECA, Sophia is committed to community service, acting as a facilitator for first-year general business classes and as a site host for a local community service hub. Her dedication extends beyond the realm of DECA, enriching both her university and local communities.

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