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Christopher Young

DECA, Inc.
Chief Meetings Officer
Christopher Young, CAE, is chief meetings officer at DECA Inc., responsible for successful execution of all DECA’s in-person meetings, with an event portfolio of more than 10 events per year. Prior to this role, Young served as DECA’s high school division director for six years and provided leadership in the areas of program development, members services, conferences, professional learning and communications for the organization’s largest division that serves nearly 220,000 members. Young joined DECA as assistant high school division director in 2009 after serving as the Missouri DECA and Collegiate DECA State Advisor, where he posted record membership increases. Concurrently, he served as state supervisor for business, marketing and information technology education at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, providing leadership in program management, curriculum, professional development and state policy for 200 marketing and cooperative education programs.