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Kentucky DECA

Preparing emerging leaders and
entrepreneurs for careers in marketing,
finance, hospitality, and management
in high schools and colleges around
the globe.

2022 Regional conferences

Region 1 at MSU on January 19, 2022

Region 2/3 at WKU on January 26, 2022

Region 4/5 at EKU on January 25, 2022

Fall Workshop

Region 1 at MSU on October 20,  2021

Region 2/3 at WKU on October 27, 2021


About Kentucky DECA

Our Background

With nearly a 75-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.



Your 2020-2021 State Leadership Team



Emma is currently a junior at Grayson County High School. She has been in many different extracurriculars throughout her highschool years including, FFA, BETA, NHS, NHD, and Varsity Softball, but DECA was the one for her. After highschool, Emma plans to join the Air-Force while majoring in Business and Political Science with a minor in International Affairs. She is overwhelmingly excited to represent this amazing association as President.

Vice President Of Communications

Meet your Kentucky DECA VP of Communications, Madalyn Dudley! Madalyn is extremely involved in DECA as well as many other community organizations such as FCA, Chamber Choir, National Honor Society, and her church youth group. She also plays golf for the Pulaski County High School women's golf team alongside another state officer, Lauren Worley! Madalyn is so excited to serve another year on the Kentucky DECA state officer team and meet many more amazing DECA members!


Vice President Of Finance

Meet your KY State VP of Finance! Lilly P’Pool is a sophomore at Trigg County High School. She is very active in DECA and FFA. As well as FCA, BETA, KYA, and Black Hole (pep club). She plays volleyball for the Trigg County Lady Wildcats. She is a Kentucky youth livestock exhibitor. After high school, she plans to double major in agriculture and business. She is so excited to continue to develop her leadership and serve KY DECA this upcoming year.

Vice President Of Public Relations

Meet your VP of Public Relations, Lauren Worley! Lauren is a sophomore at Pulaski County High School, involved in DECA, HOSA, FCA, and her school’s Executive Council. She is very passionate about her favorite sports, playing on PC’s golf, volleyball, and tennis teams. You can often find Lauren out with her friends, on a golf course, or somewhere on the lake! She is beyond excited about her new adventure, experiencing Kentucky DECA!


Vice President Of Membership

Meet your State Vice President of Membership, Katherine Kelly! When she’s not at school or her house, you can find her spending time at the barn with her horse, Bravo. Katherine hopes to attend Cornell University or the University of Georgia and plans to Major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a minor in Equine Science. She is excited to see what this year holds, and hopes to not only help to increase membership but to extend DECA’s reach statewide!


Contact Us

300 Sower Blvd. – 5th floor, 5 SW 04

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4286, ext. 4269

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