Dr. Robert M. Gates To Serve as National President-Elect
The BSA National Executive Board has elected former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Dr. Robert M. Gates to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Gates will serve as a member of the board’s executive committee and as the national president-elect. Gates’ appointment was made upon the recommendation of national volunteer and professional leaders including the BSA national nominating committee.
Upon approval of voting members of the National Council, Dr. Gates will begin a two-year term as the BSA national president in May 2014. Following the National Council’s approval of Dr. Gates’ two-year term as the BSA national president beginning in May 2014, Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., has agreed to serve as the president-elect of the BSA.
Dr. Gates is a past member of the National Executive Board, past president of the National Eagle Scout Association, a distinguished Eagle Scout, and recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award.