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:


Maureen Tholen
Director Sustainability


Jim Bohn
Global Category Director – Kitchen Ventilation

Leo Breaux
Director, Engineering

Jerry Ellner
National Director, High School Development
Universal Technical Institute

Pam Evans
Community Relations Leader
GE Appliances, a Haier Company

Boyd Worsham
NCCER/Build Your Future

Steve Hidden
Business Development Manager — Training Solutions
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Inc.

Kathy Mannes
Vice President
Jobs for the Future

Larry Teverbaugh
President and CEO
K2Share, LLC

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

Tori Termaat
Learning Operations, Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.

Denise Vaughn
Vice President, Communications
Ferguson Enterprises

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

Kira K. Zdunek
SM&T Value Chain Manager
Caterpillar Global Mining – Surface Mining & Technology Division