The team

Meet your 2016—2017 State Action Team

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Danny Boie
Minnesota DECA

President

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Danny Sertich
Vice President

Communications

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Zeke Peters
Vice President

Business and Industry

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Leah Mau
Vice President

Public Relations

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Calista Mateuszczyk
Vice President

Marketing

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Hannah Martin
Vice President

Chapter Development

Danny Boie

About Danny

Danny Boie is a senior at Bloomington Jefferson High School, where he also serves as Chapter President. He is extremely honored to be elected as the President of Minnesota DECA. Since freshman year, his involvement in DECA has given him the experiences necessary to be an effective leader. When not participating in DECA, he works at a movie theater year-round to finance his love of movies. He also caddies in the summer at Hazeltine National Golf Course and enjoys golfing with friends whenever possible. He enjoys working on and tinkering with computers, which is why he plans on attending the University of Minnesota Duluth in the fall to major in computer science. He looks forward to spending the year with his fellow state officers to give back to the organization that has been the focus of his high school career. He looks forward to meeting with as many members as possible this year as we all work to own our future.

Danny Sertich

About Danny

Danny Sertich has been involved in DECA since his sophomore year, serving as a Vice President and President of his local chapter. Danny’s leadership experience includes serving as a cross-country captain for the last two years, a Rotary International Camp Enterprise competitor, a Link Leader, and a Les Voyageur of the 2016 Expedition into the Canadian wilderness. Following a summer internship at the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Danny was also nominated for the Times 2 Under 20 Award. After high school, Danny plans on attaining a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration degree. He also plans on continuing his business, Versolin, throughout college. Outside of DECA, work and school, Danny enjoys participating in varsity hockey, cross-country and track and field. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, camping and traveling. Danny is excited to bring together Minnesota DECA, and prepare the next generation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs!

Zeke Peters

About Zeke

Zeke Peters is a senior at Austin High School where he holds leadership positions in his DECA Chapter, Student Council, and NHS Chapter. Throughout Zeke’s DECA career, he has been fortunate to have competed in many individual and team projects that have taught him many useful skills. When not participating in DECA, he enjoys running, biking, volunteering or writing music. He also holds many jobs including being a barista at a local coffee shop, a freelancing musician and a mortician’s assistant. Zeke’s main goal for Minnesota DECA is to connect more home-grown businesses to chapters across the state. With his close connections to large and small businesses across Southern Minnesota, he hopes to use his network to benefit Minnesota DECA. Next fall, he plans to attend Brigham Young University-Provo in Utah. Zeke is dedicated to serving all members of Minnesota DECA.

Leah Mau

About Leah

Leah Mau is a three-year DECA member and President of the Coon Rapids High School DECA Chapter. While she loves competing, her favorite part of DECA is finding creative ways to raise funds and awareness for DECA’s national partner, the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As the Vice President of Public Relations, Leah plans to connect DECA chapters to local businesses and their own communities. Outside of DECA, she has a passion for volunteering. As the founder of the charity organization Girls of Hope, Leah spends much of her spare time advocating for the American Cancer Society by encouraging young women to take a stand against cancer and spread the message of hope to cancer patients and their families. Her advice to DECA members across the state is never take a single moment for granted. Being a part of your DECA family will be one of best parts of your high school experience, and knowing that you made the most of every opportunity will turn it into one of the best experiences of your life.

Calista Mateuszczyk

About Calista

Calista Mateuszczyk is a fourth year DECA member and senior at Rogers High School. She is honored to be representing Minnesota DECA as the Vice President of Special Projects. As a leader, Calista hopes for success and unity within Minnesota DECA. She is working hard to make her mark on an organization that she loves deeply. Calista strives to listen to members, lead with integrity, inspire the community, and never stop trying alongside the entire Minnesota DECA State Action Team. She hopes that all aspiring DECA leaders reach out to her as she loves to hear from her fellow DECA members! Calista is grateful for all the love and support she has received. She credits her three younger siblings with lifting her towards success and motivating her to be a leader.

Hannah Martin

About Hannah

Hannah Martin is a senior from Irondale High School. Her DECA career highlights include serving as Chapter President, School Based Enterprise Manager and participating as an International Career Development Conference competitor. Hannah enjoys spending her time networking with others, baking with her mom, singing and playing the guitar, and of course, sharing her DECA passion with all. She is excited to serve as the Vice President of Chapter Development, to help individuals grow by their involvement with the organization. Hannah plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to immerse herself within a small community that will provide numerous opportunities for her to own her future.