Board of Directors

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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.

Chris Arvin
President/Business and Industry Representative
Caterpillar Inc.

Sam Bottum
Vice President/Business and Industry Representative
Snap-on Incorporated

Charles (Chuck) Wallace
Secretary/Region 1 Representative
Maryland

James King
Region 2 Representative
Tennessee

Brent Kindred
Region 3 Representative
Wisconsin

Peggy Torrens
Region 4 Representative
Kansas

Clay Mitchell
Region 5 Representative
California

Darren Gibson
SkillsUSA State Directors Association Chair
Oklahoma

Dean Baker
Association for Career and Technical Education Liaison
Oklahoma

Sarah Heath
Advance CTE Liaison
Colorado

Jennifer Worth
College/Postsecondary Representative
American Association of Community Colleges

Troy Dally
Business and Industry Representative
Lowe’s Inc.

Russ Hoffbauer
Business and Industry Representative
State Farm Companies

Chris Tesmer
Business and Industry Representative
Newell Brands

John Kett
Business and Industry Representative
IAA

Kaye Morgan-Curtis
SkillsUSA Foundation Chair
Newell Brands

Cameron Ferguson
Board Member Emeritus
Caterpillar Inc.

Brad Ridder
Student Representative
Virginia