Ryan Rivera is a four-year DECA member from New York. Throughout his four years as a member of Clarkstown South DECA, Ryan led a variety of initiatives and projects to further his chapter’s success. After being elected as the New York DECA District Three President, Ryan decided to run for New York DECA’s Vice President of Competition and was elected to serve his association. Throughout his term, he led the association’s charitable efforts for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, unified members by increasing chapter communications and worked to prepare competitors from around the state. His goal as DECA’s North Atlantic Region Vice President is to continue these unifications across the thirteen associations within the North Atlantic Region. Outside of DECA, Ryan enjoys public speaking, debate and mentoring his peers. He will be attending Nova Southeastern University as part of the class of 2024 for Public Health and Management.