Vice-President of Career Development
Number One Goal for DECA:
My number one goal for Arizona DECA this year is to help develop academically prepared and experienced leaders across the globe.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” - Norman Vincent Peale
A Bit About Me
Hi, my name is Landon Stone and I am the Vice-President of Career Development. I am a Senior at Pinnacle High School. Throughout my life, I was naturally drawn to the idea of hard work, making money, and running my own business. At a very young age, one of my favorite activities was to act out being a businessman and “run” my own company. This foundation started my love of business and entrepreneurship, and led me to where I am today. At the age of 10, my search history was filled with searches such as “how can I make money as a ten-year-old?”, and through this research I found that starting my own business was the path I wanted to take. Experiences like these as well as my religious watching of Shark Tank led me to realize what my future was going to look like. This foundation set the stepping stones for my high school experience, in which I knew DECA was going to play a major role. The focus on business and entrepreneurship immediately piqued my interest and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. This led to me practicing hard on my role-plays, attending SCDC and ICDC, and applying to become an officer my freshman and sophomore years. Throughout my time in DECA, I have worked hard to become a better competitor and have climbed the ranks from a casual member to now being a State Officer. It is an experience that I feel so blessed to be a part of and cannot wait to continue on with, making a difference in each of the AZ DECA members lives. Through DECA, I have became more prepared for my eventual goal of becoming a tech entrepreneur. Influenced by people such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, I know that I want to create a company that truly revolutionizes the world and makes a major impact on society. While these goals are ambitious, I know that with the right mindset anything is possible.