State Officers

2017-18 Executive Council

Jaqueline Ramirez is serving as the new Tennessee SkillsUSA state president. SkillsUSA is a breathtaking opportunity for Jaqueline, and she aspires to further expand SkillsUSA throughout her state. Jaqueline has always had a passion for leadership and has served as student body president, Key club president, and hopes to establish her own law firm in the future. Jaqueline tries her best to stand out in a pool full of dedicated students, she is a senior at Mcgavock High School serving as an ambassador for the law pathway. She is enrolled in the International Cambridge AICE program, and a selected member of the Vanderbilt Acorn scholars. She has served as part of the cheer and dance team, along with student council. Jaqueline values her education, and is determined to make her family proud.

Josh Davis is a junior at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN. He is privileged to be the 2017-18 State Vice President of SkillsUSA Tennessee for his second term. Joshua became active in SkillsUSA during his freshman year. His first SkillsUSA event was the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference in Nashville. Josh has since then attended another Fall Leadership Conference, one Regional conference, two State conferences, two National conferences, two State Officer Leadership Training, Washington Leadership Training Institute, Tennessee Leadership Training Institute, and the Youth Citizenship Government Seminar. He is the current President of his school’s chapter of SkillsUSA. 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.

Emily Christian is currently serving as your 2017-2018 Tennessee SkillsUSA State Secretary. She is a junior at Volunteer High School in Church Hill, TN. Emily joined SkillsUSA as a freshman and completely fell in love with the organization. She has won two consecutive gold medals in the Mock Trial competition, but will tell you that advocating for SkillsUSA as an officer is the greatest honor of all. In addition, Emily is very involved in her school’s choir program, acapella group, Key Club, Criminal Justice Club, Beta Club, and is very excited to be joining the RAIN Team and Mu Alpha Theta this school year. She is so thankful to be a part of this life changing organization and looks forward to representing you, and the rest of Tennessee!


George Gannon has the fortune of being the Tennessee SkillsUSA 2017-2018 State Parliamentarian. He has been in SkillsUSA for two years and is a junior at Coffee County Central High School. There he is enrolled in the STEM program and is Vice President of his SkillsUSA chapter. Outside of SkillsUSA, he enjoys participating in his school’s Student Government Association, playing video games, and spending time with his family and dog. He is optimistic about the future of SkillsUSA.


Cade Davis is currently serving as your 2017-2018 SkillsUSA State Treasurer. Cade is a junior at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, Tennessee. He is enrolled in architectural and engineering design at his high school. He has been in SkillsUSA for two years now, and with that he has held two chapter officer positions along with one state officer position. He was the parliamentarian for his SkillsUSA chapter last year and is the President of his SkillsUSA chapter this year. Apart from SkillsUSA he also holds the Webmaster officer position for his FBLA chapter. He helps out his local community by volunteering for One Day of Hope and the Dusty Elam Foundation. He also helps put together “Thanksgiving Food Baskets” for those in need. He enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and of course his state officer team. Cade looks forward to the opportunities that SkillsUSA has to offer him in the future.

Laura Botros is a sophomore at Mcgavock High School in Nashville, TN. She is honored to be 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Reporter. She became involved in SkillsUSA in her freshmen year, and enjoyed competing. Through the experiences she wanted to explore more careers and opportunities. So she joined the organization and ran for state office to help students like her become more active and aware of what they can accomplish. Laura was born in Egypt. She enjoys swimming and drawing. Laura very excited for this year, and she is looking forward to learning new things, and becoming a better leader as your state officer.