The SkillsUSA Georgia Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ashley Acuff as the new SkillsUSA Georgia Executive Director. Ashley brings to us a wealth of experience from her previous role as the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Director and Tennessee Technology Student Association (TSA) State Advisor for the Tennessee Department of Education.
During her tenure, Ashley demonstrated exceptional leadership by notably increasing SkillsUSA and TSA membership and elevating state conference participation. Her collaboration with national SkillsUSA staff led to spearheading the first-ever SkillsUSA Tennessee Comprehensive Chapter Program, which resulted in the successful training of SkillsUSA Certified Advisors. Ashley received the SkillsUSA Statesman Award at Washington Leadership Training Institute, served on the national SkillsUSA Championships Committee, and was selected as one of ten people nationwide to serve as a national facilitator for SkillsUSA curriculum.
Prior to her impactful work in Tennessee, Ashley served as the Colorado TSA State Advisor and Assistant Program Manager for Engineering, Technology, and Media Arts for Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE). Her professional journey in CTE began as a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter Advisor. Ashley's extensive background in CTE and Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) reflects her deep passion for providing students with meaningful opportunities, preparing them for successful careers, and fostering collaborations between educators and industry to establish a workforce pipeline.
We are confident that Ashley's dedication and expertise will be instrumental in driving the continued success of SkillsUSA Georgia. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Ashley as she takes on this pivotal role in shaping the future of SkillsUSA Georgia!