About us

We are South Forsyth DECA, the second largest DECA chapter in the world! Established in 1997, we’ve grown to offer a vast variety of opportunities for our 1300+ members. Our students put their marketing skills to the test by consulting with local businesses, completing internships, engaging in community service projects, and competing against marketing students from around the world.

DECA’s competitive events program directly supports our mission. As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA's flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Students compete at the regional, state, and international levels.

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Meet the team

Julia Bradley

Chapter President

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
1st in Civic Consciousness Project at State

Job Description:
Oversees officer team and serves as the representative for the chapter.

Nick Torchia

Executive Vice President

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
Needed*

Job Description:
Assists president with supporting officers,leads Street Team, and plans special events.

Lauren Sebestyen

VP of Community Service

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
2nd in Buying and Merchandising

Job Description:
Plans and organizes all community service projects for the chapter.

Tanvi Reddy

Co-VP of Membership

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
3rd in Sales Project & IMC Service at State

Job Description:
Handles chapter membership and membership achievement awards.

Praneet Venigalla

Co-VP of Membership

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
4th in IMC Product at State

Job Description:
Handles chapter membership and membership achievement awards.

Lauren Jones

Co-VP of Community Engagement

Pathway: Promotions/ Fashion Merchandising

Notable Award:
2nd in Region in Hotel and Lodging Management

Job Description:
Maintains contact with business partnerships and serves as a representative at advisory board meetings.

Bella Fether

Co-VP of Community Engagement

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
4th in Individual Entrepreneurship at ICDC

Job Description:
Maintains contact with business partnerships and serves as a representative at advisory board meetings.

Lindsey Isenberg

VP of Chapter Meetings

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying  

Notable Award:
2nd Entrepreneurship Promotion Project at State

Job Description:
Organizes and schedules monthly meetings and creates meeting power-points.

Sejal Khanna

Co-VP of Competition

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
3rd in Sales Project and IMC Service at State

Job Description:
Prepares competitors all year for success at region, state, and ICDC.

Audrey Hui

Co-VP of Competition

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
1st in Professional Selling at State

Job Description:
Prepares competitors all year for success at region, state, and ICDC.

Ethan Barlag

VP of Transitions

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
5th in Business Growth Plan at State

Job Description:
Helps freshmen members and new competitors get involved within the chapter.

Hailey Brakke

VP of Publicity

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
1st in Hotel and Lodging Management at Region

Job Description:
Takes pictures and makes promotions for all chapter events and competition.

Ashley Park

VP of Digital Media

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
2nd in Career Development Project at State

Job Description:
Maintains website, designs logo materials, runs chapter social media pages, and keeps students and parents updated.

Meet the Advisors

Katie Urbanovitch

Marketing Communications and Promotions/ Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Chasidy Shadburn

Marketing Communications and Promotions/ Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Kristy
Heath

Marketing Management

Seth
Hutchinson

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Our pathways

The Marketing Education Program is designed to prepare students for post secondary education in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The Marketing Pathways are sets of three classes each that focus students on specific areas of the marketing field. All marketing students are required to take Marketing Principles as a prerequisite to the second course in each pathway. Students develop knowledge and skills in the foundational areas of marketing (economics, human relations and business basics) and the functional areas of marketing (product and service planning, marketing-information management, pricing, selling, promotion, market planning, and channel management), as well as in international marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The Marketing program at SFHS is Industry Certified by the Sales and Marketing Executives as well as the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Marketing
Principles

Intro to Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Marketing
Principles

Intro to Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials

Advanced Fashion, Merchanding, and Retailing

Marketing Management

Marketing
Principles

Marketing and
Entrepreneurship

Marketing
Management

Marketing Communications and Promotions

Marketing
Principles

Promotion and
Professional Sales

Marketing
Communications
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