Committed to Student Success

Staff Overview

Members of SkillsUSA’s national staff showcase a wide variety of talents, but they all have at least two things in common: a passion for SkillsUSA’s mission and a commitment to its success. This dedicated and dynamic group of professionals works closely with all our stakeholders to ensure that SkillsUSA is providing the best possible services, resources and experiences. We’re here for you!

Staff Structure

Office of the Executive Director

Gayle Silvey

Chief of Staff

Missy Wilson

Executive Office Liaison

Lolita Johnson

Human Resources Manager

Ricardo Romanillos, Ed.D.

Chief Diversity Officer

Dawn Murphy

Chief Financial Officer

Office of Administration and Finance

Kim Graham


Roxanne Hodge

Senior Customer Service Representative

Sandy Mueller

Accounting Manager

Office of Business Partnerships and Development

Lori Randle

Senior Director

Cathy Arrington


Julie Dufour

Associate Director, TECHSPO and Development

Hilary Legge

Data Stewardship Manager

Office of Conference, Meeting and Event Management

Courtney Ferrell


Office of Marketing and Communications

Karen Kitzel

Associate Director

Jane DeShong Short

Senior Manager, Public Relations/Communications

Craig Moore

Senior Manager, Web and Technology

Scott Price

Design and Digital Communications Manager

Devin Goodman

Program Manager, Digital Experience

Brooke Gatchell

Social Media Specialist

Office of Member and Chapter Development

Ashley Brown


Karolina Belen

Senior Manager, Professional Development

Sara Cobb, ACNP

Program Manager, Student Leadership Initiatives

Dan Kelly

Program Manager, Student Leadership Initiatives

Jordan Sewell

Program Manager of Chapter Development Initiatives

Madison Kraemer

Program Manager, Chapter Development Initiatives

Office of Membership and State Support

Marcia Strickland


Darren Gibson

Program Director, State Association Support

Patty Duncan

Senior Manager, Member Services

Lauri Domer

Program Manager, Customer Care Team

Payten Gallatin

Program Manager, Customer Care Team

Chelsea Robinson

Program Specialist, Customer Care Team

Taylor Weaver

Program Specialist, Customer Care Team

Amalie Rosales

Agent, Customer Care Team

Office of the SkillsUSA Championships

Brandon Hudson, Ed.D.


Dennis Peaton

Associate Director

Tracy Whitehead

Program Manager