J.D. Gidley Named an Honorary Life Member to North Carolina DECA

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 J.D. Gidley
J.D. Gidley CFP® ChFC®

 J.D. Gidley, CFP®, ChFC®, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner with Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP), has been awarded an honorary life membership to the North Carolina DECA. Recognized for his dedication to the organization, he was presented the certificate of membership at the Career Development Conference earlier this year.

 Gidley began as student member of DECA in 1990. After graduation, he has committed himself to giving back to the organization through:

  •  Judging at district and state competitions
  • Providing seminars to teachers
  • Speaking to high school classes about running a business
  • Working with the board to improve scholarships

 “J.D.’s commitment embodies what DECA stands for: competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork,” offers Pam O’Brien, North Carolina DECA state advisor.  

 “I credit the education and mentoring I received through DECA with helping me achieve success in the business community,” says Gidley.

DECA prepares high school and college student to be emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. The comprehensive learning program integrates classroom instruction, business experience and applied-learning competitions to develop academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders.

About J.D. Gidley CFP® ChFP®:
J.D. Gidley is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant® serving as a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP). Holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from North Carolina State University, Gidley assists clients with executive compensation and benefit strategies, family finances, investments, retirement and estate planning, as well as insurance. To learn more, visit www.jdgidley.com.

About DECA and North Carolina DECA:
North Carolina DECA has over 5,000 members representing more than 150 chapters across the state. A charter member of the international association, North Carolina DECA is proud to be one of the 15 largest associations globally. To learn more about North Carolina DECA, visit www.ncdeca.org.

Founded in 1946, DECA has a 60-year history touching the lives of more than ten-million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. For more information, visit www.deca.org.