State Officers

Apply to be a 2022-2023 Utah DECA State Officer

Applications for technology vice president must be received. by January 31, 2022.  All other applications (president and vice president) must be received by February 11, 2022.  Please email all required materials to Angie Larsen ( by 11:59 pm on the due date.

Laurel Dalton


Laurel Dalton is thrilled to be serving as 2021-2022 Utah DECA State President. Laurel is a senior at Mountain Ridge High School where she is actively involved in the business department, where enjoys competing in Finance. When not busy with DECA, she loves serving as the Chinese Club President, performing with her schools Madrigals, and playing on the tennis team.

Hannah Teo

Northern Region Vice President

Hannah is a senior at Weber High School and plans to graduate with her Associate’s Degree in Spanish from Weber State University. She loves traveling, sushi, and swimming. Hannah also plays lacrosse and is involved in a couple of other clubs and organizations around her school. In the future, she hopes to become a neonatologist but would also like to incorporate business or finance into her career.

Elle Christensen

Salt Lake Region Vice President

Elle Christensen is a junior at Herriman High School. She loves tennis and plays on the varsity team. She is a big fan of French fries, fashion, and the moon.

Ben Ludlow

Central Region Vice President

Ben is currently a senior at Skyridge High School. He has traveled to eleven different countries and is his family’s blackjack and chess champion. He plans on going into finance. 

Elthura Campbell

Southern Region Vice President

Elthura is a senior at Cedar High School. She likes running, eating ice cream, and sleeping. She hates broccoli and cooked carrots. She loves being involved with at school.  Ellie is a part of student government, choir, cross country, track, debate, and, of course, DECA!

Maizy Abbott

Technology Vice President

Maizy is currently a senior at Weber High School and plans to get her degree in Commercial Aviation at Utah State. When she is not competing in DECA, you can find Maizy competing in pageants, hunting, traveling, or modeling.