Tennessee State Director

Boyd Hestand

Mr. Boyd Hestand works at Tennessee Board of Regents and serves as the SkillsUSA Tennessee College Post-Secondary State Director. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1993 with a BS in Marketing and again in 2010 with a Masters degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Strategic Leadership.

Boyd focuses his work on mentoring students in regards to their professionalism because “professionalism can be the difference between who gets the job and who does not”. Working within the Tennessee Board of Regents has given him the opportunity to utilize his administrative and organizational gifts in a leadership role. His professional goal is to help promote the ideals that make our citizens and our country great.

He has helped to elect Tennessee’s Post-secondary SkillsUSA national officers since 2009, when he was the advisor for the SkillsUSA Post-secondary National President.  In 2010, he was the Tennessee Post-secondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year, won the Presidential Service Award, earned his SkillsUSA Statesman Award and became a SkillsUSA State Certified Trainer.