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Montana DECA Inc. is governed by appointed chapter advisors of each Montana DECA chapter. The Board of Directors employs the State Director to implement the board's policies, serve as the fiscal agent and primary spokesperson of the organization and employ such staff as necessary to plan and execute board policy and strategic plan. 


Montana, one of DECA Inc.'s Chartered Associations, is comprised of local chapters, which are unincorporated student organizations operating under the authority of the local school district and the Montana DECA Chartered Association. Chapters shall comply with all policies set forth by the local school district and the Montana DECA Chartered Association. When policies of the local school district differ from those of the chartered association, the chapter shall comply with the most restrictive policies. 


The relationship between Montana DECA Inc. and DECA Inc. is set forth in the organizational bylaws. 


DECA is recognized and endorsed by all 50 state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Education. 


The Montana DECA, Inc. Board of Directors is comprised of: 

  • A Chapter Advisor from each approved Montana DECA Chapter.

  • Two ex-officio, non-voting members: The Montana DECA State Director, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction Business Education Specialist. 

  • Officers of the Montana DECA Board of Directors are elected by the members of the Board of Directors.  


Board of Directors

John Stiles
State Director, Ex-Officio Member
Tanner Currey
President, Bozeman High School
Levi Dawes
Vice President, Capital High School
Laci Dunfee
Secretary, Big Sky High School
Brad Mehr
Treasurer, Gallatin High School
Caitlin Heuscher
Flathead High School
Josh Munro
Glacier High School
Sean Elser
Polson High School
Travis Crawford
CMR High School
Taylor Mavrinac
Belt High School
Chad Ross
Whitefish High School
Jessica Frazier
Capital High School
Nicholas Edlund
Great Falls High School
Kacey Askin
Helena High School
Jacki Bauman
Stevensville High School
Alex Benz
Whitefish High School
Jennifer Keintz
Big Sky High School
Eric Swenson
Ex-Officio, OPI Business Education Specialist
Molly Barta
Skyview High School
Jordan Hasquet
Skyview High School
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