The MEA Executive Board is made up of seven elected directors, each serving three year terms, an elected president, the VP of the Marketing Education Division of ACTE, and the MEA Executive Director who serves in an ex-officio capacity. Directors and the president are elected by mail ballot which is sent out no later than March 15 of each year. Nominations for the director and president positions must be received by the MEA Nominations Committee Chair no later than January 1 of each year. If you would like to run for a position or nominate someone please contact MEA at Marketing Education Association 7711 Callaghan Rd. #905 San Antonio, Texas 78229.
Kenneth L. Mattern, Interim Exec. Director
Liberty High School
Ken Mattern is an Internship Coordinator with the Peoria Unified School District Liberty High School. He has been an instructor in the areas of Business, Marketing, Sports/Entertainment Marketing, Advanced Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Education. He is presently an advisor for DECA on his campus, and is in his 10th year of teaching.
His previous business experience was as an owner and publisher of two local newspapers in the Phoenix metro area, in addition to a number of other business ventures. He is currently a licensed Life, Accident, and Health Producer in the state of Arizona, and is a Registered Financial Consultant. He has been a presenter on a national level for college education and funding.
His current community involvement includes board positions with the Phoenix College Alumni Association as a board member and is the current president of the Arizona Cooperative Education Association. Past positions include: president of the Phoenix College Alumni Association, as well as board positions with Parents Anonymous, Glenrosa Village Neighborhood Association, and the Arizona Marketing Education Association as a Western Region Representative. He was recently inducted into the Phoenix College Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2009, and received the college president’s 2006 Golden Bear Champions Award.
Deb Moore is a Marketing Educator with the Peoria Unified School District #11. She won the National Association for Career and Technical Educators New Teacher of the Year Award as well and the National New Teacher of the year for this organization, the Marketing Education Association. She teaches Marketing, Sports Marketing, Hospitality Marketing and Advanced Marketing. She is the advisor for DECA on her campus and is the lead teacher for the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism through the National Academy Foundation. She also oversees the student store on the campus of Sunrise Mountain High School . She is in her 9 th year of teaching.
She recently stepped down from coaching after 29 years. She is a 5 time State Coach of the Year recipient for volleyball and the Arizona Nominee for the National Coach of the Year in 2007. She is on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All American Committee and the Gender Equity committee as well. Her teams have been in the top ten in the state for several years and the girls have won the National Academic Excellence award for 8 straight years. She also coached hurdles for track and field and has 5 State Champion hurdlers and a State Championship team during her tenure. She has served as President for the Arizona Association for Volleyball Coaches as well and the Arizona Coaches Association.
“I love teaching the kids about marketing. I have a passion for this career field and just want all the kids to know what a great choice this is for them.”
Cecil Lara has been an educator with the San Antonio ISD for the last 38 years. He began his career as a football coach and math teacher at Brackenridge High School. In 1980 he became the Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Wheatley High School. After completing his marketing certification in 1985, Cecil became the Marketing/Cooperative Education Coordinator and DECA Advisor at Lanier HS. He is presently the Marketing Teacher at Brackenridge HS.
“Teaching marketing and becoming involved with the business community has been most rewarding,” according to Lara. “Everything I do and teach has a direct impact on my students’ degree of readiness for tomorrow’s 21st Century workplace. My involvement and participation in local, state, and national professional organizations provide me the opportunity to keep pace with the many changing faces of the business community and Corporate America in general. The professional development conferences and seminars I attend yearly allow me to share my many continual learning experiences with my students in the classroom.”
Cecil was the 1996 Region IV Marketing Teacher of the Year, the Texas Marketing Teacher of the Year, and has served as the Marketing Educators of Texas Association President, the Texas State ACTE President, Immediate Past-President of the MEA National Foundation Board, and is currently the MEABoard Immediate Past President. He has been the Broker/Owner of Paradigm Realty for the last 25 years. He also serves as the Vice-President of the National Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education, Inc.
Sherry Dockery is a marketing teacher at Central High School in Evansville, Indiana. She had taught business education for 10 years before becoming a marketing teacher. Teaching marketing has been a refreshing change in her teaching career. She enjoys the classroom activities and resources provided for marketing education. In the past few years, she has been named the Indiana PTSA Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Indiana DECA Advisor of the Year, Indiana Department of Education Apple of the Year winner, Indiana Business Education Association Outstanding Leader in Business and Marketing, and Indiana Association of Career and Technical Education Outstanding Service award recipient.
Noel Buck is a Marketing Educators of Texas Board Member since 2008 and has held the Secretary position for 2 years and been District President for one year. She has been a DECA advisor from 1993 â€“ Present. She has been to ICDC – 17 years, been a 2nd Place Winner in PRP ICDC 2010. She has had State Winners 17 years and District Officers 3 years. Her chapter was named Volunteer Organization of Year in 1998.
Tammie Brewer began her time with DECA in 1982 as a competitor and marketing (Distribution Marketing Technology) student at Hinds Community College – Raymond, MS. In 1985, she served on the MS Alumni DECA Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman, Chairman and Chairman of the Board. Tammie graduated with a Marketing Education Degree from Mississippi State University in 1985 and completed her Master of Education Degree in 1987. She began teaching Marketing at the Madison County Career and Technical Center in 2001 before moving to Hinds Community College Rankin Campus in 2004 teaching high school marketing until 2012 and continues to serve as an online adjunct instructor in the Marketing Management Department at the collegiate level. Tammie accepted the State DECA Advisor position for Mississippi in December 2012. She has also served as the Marketing Trainer for the State of Mississippi for new high school teachers since 2010. She was the advisor of twelve state officers during her 12 years of teaching at the high school level.
Carl Schmidt, Board Member
Department Chair, Business
Monta Vista High School