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.

Jennifer Worth
President/College/Postsecondary Representative
American Association of Community Colleges

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

Dean Baker
Secretary/Association for Career and Technical Education Liaison
Oklahoma

Charles (Chuck) Wallace
Region 1 Representative
Maryland

James King
Region 2 Representative
Tennessee

Brent Kindred
Region 3 Representative
Wisconsin

Becky Warren
Region 4 Representative
Kansas

Clay Mitchell
Region 5 Representative
California

Darren Gibson
SkillsUSA State Directors Association Chair
Oklahoma

Sarah Heath
Advance CTE Liaison
Colorado

Chris Arvin
Business and Industry Representative
Caterpillar Inc.

Troy Dally
Business and Industry Representative
Lowe’s Inc.

John Kett
Business and Industry Representative
IAA

Cheryl Schaefer
Business and Industry Representative
State Farm

Chris Tesmer
Business and Industry Representative
Newell Brands

Maureen Tholen
SkillsUSA Foundation Chair
3M Company

Cameron Ferguson
Board Member Emeritus
Caterpillar Inc.

Russ Hoffbauer
Board Member Emeritus
State Farm Companies