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Executive Board


Kelley Baker

Serving SkillsUSA Indiana since 2011

Karla Moore
Assistant Director/State Officer Liaison

Serving SkillsUSA Indiana since 2020

From Director

Rob Truesdell



Construction Technology Teacher at Southeastern Career Center


Phil Bedel

Vice President



Certified Welding Inspector at Bedel Welding Inspections


Kent Gilchrist


President of Fremont Interiors, Inc.


Gregg Moore



Richmond Firefighter and Firefighting Instructor 

at Richmond Area Career Center

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Members at Large


Jim Niehaus

Machining Trades Instructor at Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center


Larry Hess

Retired Automotive Instructor at Prosser Career Education Center


Chris Price

President of the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation


Kent Monohan


Retired Firefighter

Roger Meyer

Hagerman, Inc
General Superintendent

Joe Gutzwiller

Business Representative

Plumber, Steamfitters, and HVACR Service Technicians

Local 440

Greg Paxson

Career Academy Coordinator at George Washington High School

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

SkillsUSA strives to ensure inclusive participation in all of our programs, partnerships and employment opportunities. In SkillsUSA, diversity encompasses differences in race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition status, national origin, age, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience and education. We strive to make all members, partners and employees feel welcomed and valued in the SkillsUSA family. SkillsUSA believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We want SkillsUSA to be regarded as a membership organization of choice that encourages all individuals to be involved.

DEI Statements and Actions

  1. SkillsUSA is committed to serving the diversity of members within our schools and communities.

  2. SkillsUSA holds itself accountable to advancing the needs of marginalized students and will endeavor to serve as a leader in this capacity within career and technical education.

  3. SkillsUSA identifies and actively removes barriers to equitable access for members while providing inclusive opportunities for students to grow.

  4. SkillsUSA is committed to critical reflection and continuous learning.

  5. SkillsUSA the organization is focused on equity within its work environment.

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