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FIDM Speakers Bureau Presents: Opportunities in Support of DECA Chapters and Classroom Curriculum


Apr 21, 2021 03:01 PM

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Michele Burles
FIDM’s Speakers Bureau Director @FIDM
Michele Burles has just celebrated 15 years working with FIDM and the educational community, nationwide. She began her career with FIDM in early 2006 as the Director for College Representatives and outreach in several California territories. Shortly after, she began creating the foundation and extensive development of FIDM’s out-of-state, country-wide, College Representative team, providing service and support throughout the U.S. She thoroughly enjoys the creativity, talent and enthusiasm of her team and the diversity and expertise of the educators FIDM partners together with. She has always been a fan and avid ringleader for DECA and the thousands of educators, advisors and students that teach, mentor, study and compete within this arena. She is thrilled to continue this partnership with DECA and to continue to significantly strengthen the relationship with its advisors throughout the states. Michele is based at FIDM’s Los Angeles, CA campus.
Candice Chancellor
Regional Manager, Trainer and College Representative @FIDM
Candice Chancellor joined the FIDM family in 2011. Now in her 10th school year at FIDM, she has worked closely with prospective students, developing close relationships with the educational community and the families they serve, sharing her vast industry knowledge and expertise. After earning her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Fashion Merchandising from the University of Mississippi, Candice enjoyed a creative career in Retail Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Public Speaking and as a newspaper columnist. A devoted wife and mother, with two sons in college and a small menagerie of animals to keep her busy, she has a passion for home renovations, baking and seasonal décor. She is delighted to continue her support of DECA, having represented FIDM at regional and national Conferences. Candice resides just outside of Baltimore, MD.
Shannon Ress
Regional Manager and College Representative @FIDM
Shannon Ress, began her role with FIDM in 2017 and has very much enjoyed working in education, leading and guiding students towards bright and successful futures. Meeting students, parents and educators across the Northeast is a highlight of the role for Shannon. She brings a background of Interior Design from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Northeastern University to the work she does each day. She is a loving wife and mother to two beautiful children and enjoys nothing more than summers at home on the island. She is very excited to continue to work with DECA and the great educators that support our nation’s young leaders. Shannon resides on Long Island, NY.