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Board of Directors

Committed to the cause.

SkillsUSA California has been experiencing exponential growth: from 4,000 to over 43,000 members within the last decade! We serve students in many skilled trades at middle school, high school, and college postsecondary levels. We are proud to have a team of highly-qualified business and industry professionals passionate about the next generation of California's workforce serving on our Board of Directors. For more information about serving on the Board, complete the inquiry form here.

Engineering & Architecture

John Peros

Chair

Autodesk

Member-at-Large/Education

David Earhart

Vice-Chair
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center

Automotive and Transportation

Maylan Newton

Member

esiseminars.com

Alumni & Friends

Faustino Tarin

Staff

SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association

State Executive Director

Clay Mitchell

Staff

SkillsUSA California/CDE

 

State Assistant Director

Loretta Cabuyadao

Staff

SkillsUSA California

State Advisor

Tara Neilson

Staff

California Department of Education

Manufacturing & Product Development 

Kathy Looman

Past Chair

Gene Haas Foundation​

Member-at-Large/Education

Erin Hodson

Board Treasurer
Kern High Regional Occupational Center

Education Administration

Don Black

Board Secretary

Western Electrical Contractors Association

Building Trades and Construction

Desiree Ashmun

Member
Swinerton

Electrical Construction 

Leslie Schlaegel

Member
Royal Electric

Automotive Technolgy & Education

Tracy Kilby

Member
WyoTech

State Advisor of the Year

Monica Perez

Member

Coachella Valley High School

State Officer Representative

Cooper Kias

Reedley College

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