SkillsUSA Illinois Board of Directors

SkillsUSA Illinois is governed by a board of directors. The board is elected by SkillsUSA officers who represent their respective regions. 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 Illinois State Board if Education (ISBE), and the chair of the SkillsUSA Illinois Foundation Inc., and a representative of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Representatives from business, industry and organized labor also serve. In addition, the SkillsUSA Illinois Alumni Association shall elect one member to serve on the Board of Directors.

The SkillsUSA Illinois Board of Directors are responsible for setting the policies and procedures of SkillsUSA Illinois.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

John Kopatz 

Post Secondary 

Peter Tucker


Kelley Maxwell

Business & Industry 
Caterpillar, Inc.

Steve Parrott

State Advisor
Illinois State
Board of Education

Doug Graff

Business & Industry
State Farm

Nicholas Hulva


Keith Fritz

Business & Industry
Dekalb Firefirefighter

Donald W. Bauc

Immediate Past
State Director

Regional Representatives

Mark Carriveau

Region 1 & 2
West Chicago, IL

Lee Shaw

Region 3 & 7
Joliet, IL

Peter Tucker

Region 4 & 5
Highland, IL

Dallas Terry

Region 6
Carbondale, IL