SkillsUSA Foundation

The SkillsUSA Foundation is SkillsUSA’s philanthropic arm. The foundation is comprised of representatives from business, industry, organized labor and other interested parties.

A committee of key business leaders from corporate America assists in fundraising and offers expert advice and counsel. The foundation raises approximately 25 percent of SkillsUSA’s overall operating budget each year. In addition to this operating support, funds raised support SkillsUSA’s mission-related programs and events, including the WorldSkills Competition.

Committee Members:


Kaye Morgan-Curtis
Manager, Global Philanthropy
Newell Rubbermaid

Chair Elect

John Colborn
Director, Skills for America’s Future
The Aspen Institute


Alice McCarvill
Vice President, Human Resources

Tim Zilke
President and CEO
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Wanzel Jessie
Director Client Services

Larry Teverbaugh
President and CEO
K2Share, LLC

Tim Humes
Senior Brand Manager
Carhartt Inc.,

Mike Miller
Manager, Global Service Training
Caterpillar Inc.

Taryn McKenzie
Director, Workforce Development
Cengage Learning

Pam Evans
Community Relations Lender
GE Appliances

Cheri Judkins
Learning Operations Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc.

John Kett
President and CEO
Insurance Auto Auctions Inc.

Nick Peterson
Welding Engineer/Curriculum Developer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Inc.

Steve Greene
Vice President
NCCER/Build Your Future

Jim Bohn
Director, Product Development
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

Greg Rintala
National Sales Manager, North America, Education
Snap-on Industrial

Beverly Reid
Director, Learning and Development
State Farm Insurance Companies

Dave Zellers
Vice President, Service and Parts Support
Toyota U.S.A., Inc.

Jerry Ellner
National Director, High School Development
Universal Technical Institute

Mary Sullivan