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Board of Directors

SkillsUSA is governed by a board of directors. The board is elected by SkillsUSA corporate members who represent their respective state associations. One corporate member from each of the five regions is elected to the board. In addition, four ex-officio members serve: a representative of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the chair of the SkillsUSA State Directors Association, a representative from Advance CTE and the chair of the SkillsUSA Foundation Inc. Representatives from business, industry and organized labor also serve.

Chelle Travis

Chelle Travis

Executive Director

Sam Bottum

Sam Bottum

President/Business and Industry Representative
Snap-on Incorporated

Maureen Tholen

Maureen Tholen

Vice President/Business and Industry Representative
3M Company

Clay Mitchell

Clay Mitchell

Secretary and Region 5 Representative and SkillsUSA State Directors Association Chair
California

Charles (Chuck) Wallace

Charles (Chuck) Wallace

Region 1 Representative
Maryland

Bryan Upton

Bryan Upton

Region 2 Representative
Alabama

Robert Kornack

Robert Kornack

Region 3 Representative
Ohio

Becky Warren

Becky Warren

Region 4 Representative
Kansas

Danny Camden

Danny Camden

ACTE Liaison
Indiana

Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath

Advance CTE Liaison
Colorado

Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth

College/Postsecondary Representative
American Association of Community Colleges

Tony Ambroza

Tony Ambroza

Business and Industry Representative
Carhartt

Leigh Creech

Leigh Creech

Business and Industry Representative
Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Holly M. Dieterle

Holly M. Dieterle

Business and Industry Representative
Toyota USA

John Kett

John Kett

Business and Industry Representative
IAA

Jason Scales

Jason Scales

Business and Industry Representative
Lincoln Electric

Kira Zdunek

Kira Zdunek

Business and Industry Representative
Caterpillar

Cheryl Schaefer

Cheryl Schaefer

Business and Industry Representative
State Farm

Ricardo Romanillos, Ed.D.

Ricardo Romanillos, Ed.D.

Equity Representative
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity