State Staff

Ashley Brown

Executive Director

 

 

Ashley Brown is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Workforce Education with an emphasis in Marketing. Ashley has been involved in SkillsUSA since 2004 serving in roles as a student member, State Officer, National Officer, SkillsUSA GA State Officer Trainer, State Director Officer, and currently as the State Director of SkillsUSA Georgia. 

Ashley's SkillsUSA journey began as a student enrolled in a Career & Technical Education program at Stephens County High School in Toccoa, Georgia. She quickly took advantage of the student leadership development opportunities available to her and was subsequently elected as a chapter, state, and ultimately national officer. 

After graduating from college, Ashley began teaching Marketing at Alcovy High School. There she started the program and the DECA Chapter. Alcovy's DECA chapter was very successful with more than 200 members and State Competitive Event winners. With her co-advisor, members at the local level participated in rich experiences to ensure that students were working to become college and career ready. Ashley also worked as the Technology Student Association Executive Director for one year prior to her accepting her role with SkillsUSA Georgia. 

In 2012, Ashley accepted the position of State Director of SkillsUSA Georgia. In this role, she oversees the Georgia Association of SkillsUSA, including the management, coordination, and facilitation of all state events, leadership development programs, and advisor trainings. Under Ashley's leadership, the state association has seen a steady membership increase while reaching two milestones of largest membership in state history in years 2016 and 2019. Additionally, Georgia has led the nation in the Chapter Excellence Program with the largest number of applications, completers, and Model of Excellence chapters. Ashley wholeheartedly believes in the SkillsUSA Framework and works to ensure that all state programing works to further the SkillsUSA Framework and its meaning and delivery in each member's lives. 

Through her educational journey and career, Ashley understands first-hand the impact that Career & Technical Education and SkillsUSA can have on a student's life as well as how essential the  development of workplace, personal, and technical skills grounded in academics is to a student's future. 

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Web + Technology Manager

 

 

Devin Goodman

Devin is a Columbus State University Graduate and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and economics. Devin is a SkillsUSA Georgia Alumni Member, who has participated in the SkillsUSA Championships at the region, state and national levels. He also held several SkillsUSA related leadership positions during his time as a SkillsUSA member.

Devin is responsible for all SkillsUSA Georgia web and technology related initiatives, including the SkillsUSA Georgia website and other brand related initiatives. Devin has developed several brands and delivery/marketing systems centered around SkillsUSA Georgia's competitive and educational programs.

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Marcia Strickland

Bookkeeper

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