2019-20 ND Collegiate DECA Leadership Team

Meet the Team



This team has it all going for them.

After being elected by their members, this team is working to help DECA members go further in all aspects of their college life and career. 

Team Resources

Don’t wait until November to start doing something in your chapter. Schedule something within the first week of school even if it’s just a Chapter Open House. 


Jacob Packer

The best Chapter Leaders work on including all members and encouraging them to try something new. Show them by doing it yourself! 


Cheryl Gray

I like working with returning members on introducing DECA to new members. We do this with 5 minute “what I like about DECA” presentations once a week in our classes. 


Damien Matthews

Cole Garman


University of Mary, Senior

Cole is majoring in Marketing and Business Administration and will graduate May 2020. He lived in Utah and Wyoming before attending Mandan High School, where he graduated in 2016. He has been a member of DECA since his freshman year in high school. He has been interning this past year at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction in the Student Support and Innovation Department. He enjoys kayaking, riding bike and photography and is involved in a men’s league hockey team.

See Cole’s Interview

Jayden Miller

Vice President

Mayville State University, Senior

Jayden is majoring in Business Administration and will graduate May 2020. A graduate from Kidder County High School, he has participated on the college baseball team at MSU. Currently a member of Collegiate DECA he joined because he wanted to be a part of a successful organization on campus and on the international level. He currently is working at Olive Garden which is giving him experience in customer service and the hospitality industry.

See Jayden’s Interview 

Grant Langseth

Vice President

University of North Dakota, Junior

Grant Langseth is a member of the University of North Dakota DECA Chapter majoring in Marketing with a minor in Sports Business. He graduated from Minot High School in 2016 and enjoys fishing and playing tennis during the summer. He completed his internship in General Operations for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks this past summer. He worked in three departments; box office, group sales, and promotions. He enjoys Collegiate DECA because it gives him another opportunity to hone his leadership skills.

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Alexandra Demko

Vice President

Minot State University, Senior

She is majoring in Marketing and Management and will graduate May 2020. She is a member of the Women’s Golf Team and MSU’s Looyenga Leadership Program. She has completed an internship in marketing for the MSU Men’s Hockey Team and most recently a marketing internship at the North Dakota State Fair. She is from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Alexandra enjoys doing things outdoors as well as weight training, reading traveling and in-car karaoke/lip sync battles.

See Alexandra’s Interview