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 Brands

Chair Elect

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


Jim Bohn
Director, Product Development
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

Jerry Ellner
National Director, High School Development
Universal Technical Institute

Pam Evans
Community Relations Lender
GE Appliances

Steve Greene
Vice President
NCCER/Build Your Future.

Wanzel Jessie
Director Client Services

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

John Kett
President and CEO
Insurance Auto Auctions

Kathy Mannes
Vice President
Jobs for the Future

Alice McCarvill
Vice President, Human Resources

Taryn McKenzie
Director, Workforce Development
Cengage Learning.

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

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

Mary Sullivan

Larry Teverbaugh
President and CEO
K2Share, LLC

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

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

John Hinesley
Director, Sales