SkillsUSA Kansas Board of Directors

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Rod Murphy

Business and Industry Representative, President

DEPCO Enterprises, LLC

"SkillsUSA provides numerous events and opportunities in which students and instructors can strengthen their career goals and add value to their future endeavors."

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Craig Bennington

Business and Industry Representative

Textron Aviation

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Zach Zimmerman

Business and Industry Representative

Spirit AeroSystems

"I have seen firsthand, in the workforce, the quality of talent that comes out of SkillsUSA."

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Denver Mishler

Business, Industry, and Alumni Representative

Textron Aviation & Alumni Association

"I am passionate about SkillsUSA because in todays world we need skilled labor that can take supplies and build a quality functioning product with their hands, tools, and knowledge! The partnerships with SkillsUSA between schools, teachers, and businesses provide a stage for the up and coming talent to present themselves and show Kansas and the Nation what they can do and achieve."

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Dr. Vera Brown

Corporate Representative

Kansas Board of Regents

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Eric Tincher

Corporate Representative

Kansas Board of Regents

"SkillsUSA is vital to the success of our state and our country. It's focus on helping young people develop the ability to see beyond their own private system and to recognize that they can be a part of something greater is inspiring!"

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Crystal Roberts

Corporate Representative

Kansas State Department of Education

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PJ Reilly

Administrative Representative,

Treasurer

Wichita Public Schools

"SkillsUSA connects student learning from the CTE classroom, to real work-force skills (technical and leadership) necessary for success."

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Frank Avila

District 2 Representative

Manhattan Area Technical College

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Kevin Bronson

District 3 Representative

Paola High School

"I believe that the spirit of this country is the hard working blue collar individuals. I feel that the technical skills education are not as well respected and want to help support them as much as I can."

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Jeremy King

District 4 Representative

WSU Tech

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Butch Garst

District 5 Representative

Seward County Community College

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Jeremiah Harmon

District 6 Representative

Hutchinson Career Technical Education Academy

"I can't say 100% that SkillsUSA is why I am where I am, but I do know it made a difference. I want to ensure that other students have that same opportunity to explore their potential. My favorite saying is, "Not all beginners become experts, but all experts began as beginners." I want to give beginners a chance to become experts."

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Roy Shafer

District 7 Representative

Coffeyville Community College

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Deb Hargrove

Alumni Representative

Alumni Association

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Carey Keller

Alumni Representative, Secretary

Alumni Association

"SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to showcase their trade and leadership skills and advance their lives through business and industry partnerships. I love seeing students and advisors passion for our CTSO."

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Tori Magnett

Alumni Representative

Alumni Association

"SkillsUSA gave me a jump start on my career, and the leadership skills needed to succeed."

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Kent Thomas

Alumni Representative

Alumni Association

"As a career teacher, I can say that there is nothing more satisfying than watching students "hit their strides" in their personal growth and professional development. Frequently, a student will enter the organization timid, unsure, and lacking self-confidence, and emerge a strong, career-oriented leader. We see this repeatedly in SkillsUSA."

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Dr. Mark Johnson

Consultant

SkillsUSA Honorary Life Member

"SkillsUSA helped set my career on the national level. By serving as a National Officer, National Alumni Chair, National Board Member, and now National Honorary Life Member, it opened doors for me as a recognized Training Consultant across the United States and Canada. Without SkillsUSA, that never would have happened."

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Jillene Cunningham

Facilities Host Representative

Hutchinson Community College

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Travis Riebel

Facilities Host Representative

Hutchinson Career Technical Education Academy

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Nathan McClanahan

Facilities Host Representative

Kansas State Fair Grounds

"SkillsUSA allows young professionals to gain first-hand experience with industry, trade associations and labor organizations. I love how SkillsUSA helps individuals showcase career and technical education."

2020 - 2021
Kansas Board of Directors

Becky Warren

Crystal Roberts, Kansas Board of Education

Eric Tincher, Kansas Board of Regents

Dr. Vera Brown, Kansas Board of Regents

     

Craig Bennington, Textron Aviation

Rod Murphy, DEPCO, LLC, President

Zach Zimmerman, Spirit AeroSystems

Becky Warren, Director

Jillene Cunningham, HCC Facilities Host Rep
Travis Riebel, HCTEA Facilities Host Rep

Nathan McClanahan, Kansas State Fairgrounds

Dr. Mark JohnsonConsultant

District 1 (NW)

District 2 (NC), Frank Avila, Manhattan Area Technical College

District 3 (NE), Kevin Bronson, Paola High School, Past President

District 4 (W), Jeremy King, WSU Tech

District 5 (SW), Butch Garst, Seward County Community College

District 6 (SC), Jeremiah Harmon, Hutchinson Career Technical Education Academy

District 7 (SE), Roy Shafer, Coffeyville Community College

PJ Reilly, Wichita Public Schools Districts, Treasurer

Deb Hargrove, Alumni

Kent Thomas, Alumni

Tori Magnett, Alumni, Financial Officer

Carey Keller, Alumni, Secretary

Denver Mishler, Textron Aviation, Alumni

Kansas State Director

Becky Warren is a Public Service Executive serving as the SkillsUSA Kansas State Advisor since 2013.
Her role is to support the integration of Career Technical Student Organizations within the classroom, to provide teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and industry and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels. Becky supports Career Technical Educators as together they strive to support the Kansas Vision in leading the world in the success of each student.

Mrs. Warren earned an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education, then went on for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master Degree in Business Administration at Friends University. 

Prior to working for the Kansas Department of Education, Becky spent thirteen years at Labette Community College serving in many roles such as, Adjunct Instructor, Perkins Coordinator, Research Specialist, and Project Assistant serving Business and Industry Partners. Before working at Labette Community College, Becky owned and ran her own business, “Country Cakes” for fifteen years.
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The 2022 SkillsUSA Kansas Theme

The SkillsUSA Kansas Board of Directors is a select group of individuals, dedicated to making a different in the lives of students. 

Our Goal is to ensure that every student can end 2022 "United as One"
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Become a Board Member

Interested in joining as a SkillsUSA Kansas Board Memebr?

Complete the form below to apply as a future SkillsUSA Kansas Board Member and serve students in Kansas for years to come.