State Officer Team


Michael Nahhas is a member of the Penta-Perrysburg DECA Chapter. He has been active in countless activities including, theatre, martial arts, and personal health and fitness training. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and enjoys meeting new people. Michael is passionate when it comes to helping others. Michael decided to run for Ohio DECA President so he could do his part to help create stronger relationships amongst the officers and members. He also wanted to improve the Ohio DECA brand image by increasing community outreach efforts.

Michael is considering attending DePauw University or the College of Wooster but is keeping his options open, and wants to major in Law, Economics and Politics following his graduation at Perrysburg High School.

You can contact Michael at: @ohdecapresident on Twitter or by email at president@ohiodeca.us


Joshua Auten is a member of the Pickerington High School North DECA Chapter. He is active in baseball, Best Buddies, Club Hope, Key Club, Young Life and his church’s youth group. He decided to become the Ohio DECA Secretary-Treasurer so he could serve and leave an impact on as many members as possible and share his love for DECA with all of Ohio. Currently, Joshua is a junior and exploring his post graduation options.

A quote Joshua lives by is, “If serving others is below you, then leading others is beyond you.” -Anonymous

You can reach Joshua at secretary@ohiodeca.us or on twitter @ohdecasecretary

Executive Vice President Community Outreach "

Isabella South is a senior at Franklin Heights High School. She is involved in varsity soccer as captain of her team, president of her DECA chapter, a member of the athletic association and an advocate for community outreach.

Isabella chose Community Outreach because she feels as she owes it to her community to represent them and help continue the growth of Columbus’ hard work to support all of it’s people. Isabella’s goals include increasing community involvement among DECA members, helping new and improving chapters reach their limitless potential and showing that hard work takes you places.

After graduation Isabella plans to attend the University of Akron to study Integrated Marketing Communications. Isabella strongly believes passion and compassion are the tools needed to reach any group of people. One thing Isabella wants to let Ohio DECA members know is that she strives for equity and respect in all aspects for all people.

You can contact Isabella a communityvp@ohiodeca.us or on Twitter @SouthIsabella

Executive Vice President Leadership Development

Preshus Lowe is a member of the Lima Senior High School DECA l Chapter. Preshus believes members should always “Except problems but eat them for breakfast!” – Alfred A. Monapert. She participates in varsity volleyball, National Honor Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, orchestra, and is president of her DECA chapter. She enjoys talking, meeting new people and eating. Preshus Lowe decided to run for Vice President of Leadership Development to help others realize how they could impact their communities by emerging with other leaders. Her goal is to bring members together and create memories and connections!

After graduation Preshus will further her education in marketing management at The Ohio State University. She would like to one day manage and operate her own business.

You can contact Preshus anytime at leadershipvp@ohiodeca.us and follow her on Twitter @ohdecavpld


Morgan Etzinger is a member of the Carey High School DECA Chapter. She is active in cheerleading, Ohio Scholars association, 4-H, and numerous other activities. She is also the treasurer for the Carey DECA Chapter. Morgan wanted to become the Parliamentarian so she can help DECA leave a lasting impact on as many members as possible and truly make the members’ experiences the best they can be.

Morgan is a sophomore and she is exploring post graduation options. Morgan's favorite quote is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” -Maya Angelo

You can contact Morgan at any time at parliamentarian@ohiodeca.us or on twitter @ohiodecaparli

Executive Vice President Marketing

Aliciana Esquivel is a member of the Penta Maumee High School DECA Chapter. She chose to run for Executive Vice President of Marketing because she believed it could make her a better person, and she could help strengthen DECA’s brand. After graduation, she will be attending Bowling Green State University to study marketing and international business. One quote that Aliciana holds dear to her heart is “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’”. –Audrey Hepburn

You can contact Aliciana at marketingvp@ohiodeca.us or on twitter @ohio_vp

Public Relations Representative

Public Relations Representative

Alexandria Williams is so excited to serve as your Public Relations Representative. She believes DECA is more than just learning- it’s integrating that marketing knowledge into creating real life experiences to prepare leaders for the real world. This organization has made such an amazing impression on her and helped her to establish a lofty career goal. Alexandria believes DECA helps students like her to become aspiring businessmen and women. She wants to become a public relations representative for a major company in northwest Ohio or southeastern Michigan. To achieve this goal, she will continue to major in marketing and minor in communications at the University of Toledo. Her goal as a state officer is to keep making the organization a priority and representing it with professionalism, while continuously driving her thoughts and ideas for membership connection into actions.

You can reach Alexandria at publicrelations@ohiodeca.us or on twitter @ohdecapr