Board of Directors

SkillsUSA Kansas City MOSkillsUSA 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, three ex-officio members serve: a representative of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the chairperson of the State SkillsUSA Directors’ Association, and the chairperson of the SkillsUSA Foundation Inc. Representatives from business, industry and organized labor also serve.

Brent Kindred
President and Region 3 Representative

Michael de Castro
Vice President and B&I Representative
Air Products

Chris Arvin
Secretary and B&I Representative

Charles (Chuck) Wallace
Region 1 Representative

James King
Region 2 Representative

Peggy Torrens
Region 4 Representative

Dave Milliken
Region 5 Representative

Jennifer Polz
Chair of the State Directors Association

Alex Gromada
ACTE Liaison

Scott Stump
NASDCTEc Liaison

Jennifer Worth
College/Postsecondary Representative
American Association of Community Colleges

Troy Dally
B&I Representative
Lowe’s Inc.

Russ Hoffbauer
B&I Representative
State Farm Companies

Chris Tesmer
B&I Representative
Newell Rubbermaid

Laurie Hackett
SkillsUSA Foundation Committee Chairman and B&I Representative
Air Products

Alicia Smales
B&I Representative
Snap-on Incorporated

Cameron Ferguson
Board Member Emeritus