State Officers

2016-17 Executive Council


Brandy Brown is currently serving as the Tennessee SkillsUSA State President. This is her third year in SkillsUSA, where she has held two chapter offices and two state offices. Also, Brandy is currently a senior at Coffee County Central High School where she is enrolled in Criminal Justice. SkillsUSA has been her passion for three wonderful years and she cannot wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for her and the other members! Outside of SkillsUSA, Brandy loves to play softball and spend as much time with family and friends as possible. She is very blessed for this amazing opportunity and can’t wait to help others find their passion as well!


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Josh Davis is a sophomore at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN. He is privileged to be the 2016-2017 State Vice President of SkillsUSA Tennessee.  Joshua became active in SkillsUSA during His freshman year.  He attended the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference in Nashville and the State Conference in Chattanooga in the spring of 2016.  He is the current President of his school’s chapter of SkillsUSA.  During the summer of 2016, Joshua attended Leverage prior to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky and was present for SOLT (State Officer Leadership Training) at Camp Clement.  He also attended WLTI (Washington Leadership Training Institute) in Washington DC in September 2016.  Joshua’s goal for this year is to help his school gain more SkillsUSA members, help better his community, and become a better leader for the State of Tennessee.

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Josie Taylor is honored to be the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Secretary. She currently attends Coffee County Central High School as a senior. Josie started SkillsUSA when she was a sophomore and immediately fell in love with the amazing organization. Josie has competed at the State and National level. She placed 4th in the Nation her sophomore year in American Spirit. She has improved in ways she cannot even explain and it’s all because of this organization. SkillsUSA is more than just an organization to Josie; it’s her family.  At school, she is also in the National Honors Society and the National Technical Honors Society along with the Spanish Club. Josie’s goal for this year would be to see more members become more involved with this life changing organization!

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Mahiya Gray


McGavock High School




Kaleb Deason is a senior at Richland High School and is currently serving as the Tennessee State  Treasurer for SkillsUSA. He is enrolled in the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Program. Upon graduation Kaleb plans to further his education and knowledge by attending Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in Aerobatic Engineering. Although his main focus is SkillsUSA he is also active in FCCLA, FBLA, HOSA, LEO club, Art club, Anti-bullying committee and plays on the school soccer team. Kaleb believes that his active participation in SkillsUSA helped teach him the importance of professionalism and integrity when working among his peers.  He is grateful for being a part of SkillsUSA because it has truly prepared him for the working world.


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Kevin Botros is a senior at McGavock High School in Nashville, TN. He has the privilege to serve as your 2016-2017 SkillsUSA Reporter. He joined this organization to help get students involved and aware of the opportunities that are present for them. In his junior year, he competed in Mock Trial and earned 3rd place in state competitions. However, this year Kevin has a bigger goal and that is to get more students involved in SkillsUSA. A little about Kevin, He was born Egypt and He is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council, Youth Court, Mock Trial team, and his school’s National Honor Society. Kevin is very excited for this year and he looks forward to gaining leadership experience as your SkillsUSA state officer.