Trailblazers

Trailblazers is the online digest of BSA personnel changes, including recent hires and promotions. If you have personnel changes to report, please email internal.communications@scouting.org with “Trailblazers” in the subject line.

Tom Jansen, Carol Whitebook Join Strategic Performance Office

Tom Jansen has been named team lead for the Strategy Team, in the Strategic Performance office. In this role, he will be responsible for assisting and supporting the BSA strategic plan, monitoring performance of the plan, developing the strategy maps, alignment, and related processes across the organization.

Tom is an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow Vigil member. He began his professional Scouting career in 1982 as an associate district executive in Northern Virginia. He has also served local councils in Southern Europe and Central Maryland. In December 2003, he was promoted to Scout executive in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Tom joined the Center for Professional Development in 2008 and is currently serving as a Leadership Development Specialist with Scouting University.

Tom earned the CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) in October 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in forestry and wildlife from Virginia Tech, and also served two years in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.

Tom and his wife Carol have a son Brandon, who is married to Karen and serving in the U.S. Army out of Boston.

Carol Whitebook has been named assessment and planning specialist in the Performance Management Department of the Strategic Performance Office. She will be responsible for conducting complex analysis and measuring the effectiveness of existing business processes, tools and systems, and developing sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable business process improvements.

Carol began her Scouting career in 1995 at the Indian Nations Council where she worked one year in their Learning for Life program prior to becoming a district executive. During her tenure in Tulsa, Carol also held the positions of district director, Cub Scout director, assistant director of field services, and finance director.

In 2008, Carol was selected as the Scout executive of the Cherokee Area Council headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Carol was honored with the Chamber’s 2014 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader Award due to her high energy and skill in a leadership role. Carol received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 2004. In 2007, she completed the Master of Science, Human Development & Leadership program at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Carol enjoys hiking, time with her family and morning devotions. She is passionate about helping people see their value and purpose in life. Carol and her husband Merl have five children, four grandchildren and a pet snake.

 

Marketing Group Announces New Department Managers
Effective January 1, 2014, Mike Goldman has been promoted to manager and editorial director of the magazine department, and Deron Smith has been promoted to department manager of communications.

As editorial director of the magazine department, Mike will provide strategic leadership to Boys’ Life, Scouting, and Eagles’ Call magazines, overseeing the editorial, creative, and customer service teams. He will have overall responsibility for the published products, both print and digital.

In a 20-year career with the BSA, Mike has served as an associate editor with Boys’ Life, senior editor, and most recently managing editor since 2006. Before joining the BSA, he was an assistant sports editor at the Dallas Times Herald and executive editor of Gardens magazine. Mike graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1986.

Mike and his wife, Beth, live in Plano with their two daughters (Rachel, a freshman at Syracuse University, and Anna, a freshman at Vines High School). He is a dedicated volunteer to his Plano church, Christ United Methodist, and to Anna’s Venturing Crew 221.

In his new role as director of communications, Deron will give leadership to the external and internal communication teams for the National Council of the BSA, including public affairs, public relations, social media, and volunteer and employee communications.  He will continue to serve at the organization’s national spokesperson and director of public relations.

Deron joined the Boy Scouts of America in June 2010 as the BSA’s national public relations director supporting the BSA’s local councils and helping manage the Boy Scouts of America’s national brand through external communications.

Deron has 16 years’ experience in strategic message development and campaign execution in the food and beverage, consumer, and destination and entertainment sectors. Before joining Scouting, he served as a vice president in the Corporate and Reputation Management practice for Edelman Public Relations. Throughout his career he’s supported such brands as Nissan, A&W Root Beer, Nestlé USA, and Six Flags Inc.

Deron graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in oral communications and public relations. Deron lives in Coppell with his wife, Audrey.

Supply Group Regional Sales Manager Reassignments
Effective January 1st, 2014 the following Regional Sales Manager changes will take place in the Supply Group.

Steve Eriksen, former Regional Sales Manager of the Western Region will now be serving the Northeast Region.  Steve brings 31 years of Scouting experience to his position, starting as a District Executive in 1982 and then serving as a Senior District Executive before joining Supply in 1987.  Steve was promoted to the Regional Sales Manager of the Western Region for Supply in 2005. Steve can be contacted at steve.eriksen@scouting.org, 800-323-0732 ext. 447, or (704) 231-9990.
Dan Richardson, former Regional Sales Manager of the Central Region will now be serving the Western Region. Dan brings 25 years of Scouting experience to his position, starting as a District Executive in Arlington, Texas in 1988. Dan has also served as a Senior District Executive and in Development and Fundraising prior to joining Supply in 1996. Dan was promoted to the Regional Sales Manager of the Central Region for Supply in 2005.  Dan can be contacted at dan.richardson@scouting.org, 800-323-0732 ext. 422, or 972-580-2527.
Vince Manno, former Regional Sales Manager of the Northeast Region will now be serving the Central Region.  Vince brings 30 years of Scouting experience to his position, starting as a District Executive in New Jersey in 1983.  Vince joined Supply in 1986 where he served in numerous roles across Supply, including: buyer, senior buyer and Director of Operations prior to being promoted to Regional Sales Manager of the Northeast in 2005. Vince can be contacted at vince.manno@scouting.org, 800-323-0732 ext. 4339, or 704-904-7138.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2013

Mike Ashline Named Chief Financial Officer
Mike Ashline, BSA Supply Group director, has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2014. In this role, Mike will oversee the Controller Department, Treasury Department, Supply Group, and enterprise risk management.

Since 2003, Mike has provided outstanding leadership as national director of the BSA Supply Group, where he has been responsible for the operations of supplying the exclusive Boy Scouts of America products used in delivering the Scouting program to the youth of America and for the financial performance of the Supply Group.

Mike’s career in the supply chain and finance fields has spanned more than 30 years. Before taking on his current role with the Boy Scouts of America, he worked as the vice president of Supply Chain, Pinnacle Art, and Frame Division for Tandycrafts Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas. He started his career with Price Waterhouse as a senior auditor working with clients in the retail and nonprofit industries.

Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. He is a certified public accountant in Texas, with a chartered global management accountant designation.

Don Shepard Joins Daniel Webster Council as Scout Executive
Donald D. Shepard Jr. has been selected as Scout executive of the Daniel Webster Council, Manchester, New Hampshire, effective November 1, 2013.

Don began his career in 1990 in Charleston, West Virginia, advancing from district executive to program director during his seven years there In 1996 he moved to Columbus, Ohio, as a special position finance director. In 1999 he began serving the Land of the Oneidas Council in Utica, New York, as assistant Scout executive. His success in these roles resulted in a promotion in 2004 to Scout executive of the Mason-Dixon Council in Hagerstown, Maryland. Don served in this role for four years before being promoted to associate regional director for program for the Northeast Region.

In December of 2009, he accepted his current role as team leader for the Youth Development team for the Program Impact Department of the National Council.

Don discovered Scouting as a Cub Scout at age 7, and Scouting has been his life’s passion for 38 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

Don and his wife, Sara, have three daughters and two granddaughters and are expecting their third grandchild in May of 2014.

Alf Tuggle To Retire January 1
Assistant Chief Scout Executive and Chief Financial Officer Alf Tuggle has announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2014, completing an exceptional 37-year career of service to the Boy Scouts of America.

Alf has served the BSA in a variety of positions including district executive and field director in the Atlanta Area Council, Atlanta, and Scout executive of the Chattahoochee Council, Columbus, Georgia; Heart of Virginia Council, Richmond, Virginia; and Laurel Highlands Council, Pittsburgh. Alf’s successful council leadership and experiences were recognized with his promotion to regional director of the Southern Region. After much success, Alf was promoted to assistant Chief Scout Executive and later to his current position of chief financial officer.

 

Welcome November New Hires!
Josephine Stec, Store Manager II, Bel Air Scout Shop (November 1, 2013)
Alain Cedeno, Senior Store Manager, Empire Scout Shop (November 1, 2013)
Donna Ericson, Sales Associate, Bel Air Scout Shop (November 6, 2013)
Rosemary Forbes, Sales Associate, Hawthorne Scout Shop (November 18, 2013)
Amanda Best, Sales Associate, Baltimore Satellite (November 18, 2013)
Jaimie Shealey, Sales Associate, Winston-Salem Scout Shop (November 18, 2013)
Alisha Naranjo, Sales Associate, Cape Fear Scout Shop (November 18, 2013)
John McDermott, General Maintenance Staff, Philmont (November 18, 2013)
Starla Schmitz, Sales Associate, Mobile Scout Shop (November 19, 2013)
Maria Lopez, Sales Associate, Anaheim Satellite Shop (November 19, 2013)
April Seck, Sales Associate, Jayhawk Scout Shop (November 19, 2013)
Tracy Kevin Olley, Sales Associate, Anaheim Satellite Shop (November 22, 2013)
Sina Rees, Sales Associate, South Valley Scout Shop (November 25, 2013)
Donn Love, Sales Associate, South Valley Scout Shop (November 25, 2013)
Seth Michael Castro, Sales Associate, San Gabriel Satellite (November 26, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Michael Molina, Team Leader/Territory Manager, Simon Kenton Scout Shop (November 1, 2013)
Peter Self, Team Leader/Manager, Youth Development, National Office (November 1, 2013)

OCTOBER 2013

Welcome October New Hires!
Lynne Franklin, Sr. Program Assistant, National Office (October 1, 2013)
Joseph Michael Kubin, Facilities Management Specialist, Jamboree/Summit (October 1, 2013)
Sarah Linden, Program Design Specialist, Jamboree/Summit (October 1, 2013)
Robert Wayne Seiter, Facilities Management Specialist, Jamboree/Summit (October 1, 2013)
Iris Houston, Licensing Specialist, National Distribution Center (October 16, 2013)
Etson Barentine, Sr. Maintenance Technician, National Office (October 16, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Adam Cheadle, Team Leader/Territory Manager, New England Scout Shop (October 1, 2013)
Mary Gudim, Store Manager II, Miami Valley Scout Shop (October 1, 2013)
Jeffrey S. Hunter, Store Manager II, Dan Beard Scout Shop (October 1, 2013)
Ragine Anne Wegner, Team Leader/Territory Manager, Bay Lakes Scout Shop (October 1, 2013)
Holly Johnson, Sales Associate, Ogden Scout Shop (October 16, 2013)
Linda Rickmon, Sales Associate, Miami Valley Scout Shop (October 16, 2013)
Kevin Stanislawski, Associate Research Analyst, National Office (October 16, 2013)
Patrick Turner, Sales Associate, Northern Virginia Scout Shop (October 16, 2013)

SEPTEMBER

Welcome September New Hires!
Joseph Greenbeck, Store Manager II, Bel Air Scout Shop (September 3, 2013)
Robert Moore, Sales Associate, Bel Air Scout Shop (September 3, 2013)
Geraldine Brown, Fixed Asset Accountant, National Office (September 16, 2013)
Michael Andrews, Store Manager, Pleasant Hill Scout Shop (September 16, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Jennica Clarann Kettle, Store Manager, Logan Scout Shop (September 1, 2013)
Daniel Hoover, Technical Support Analyst, National Office (September 1, 2013)

AUGUST 2013

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Stephen Lee Hart, Store  Manager II, Wichita Scout Shop (August 28, 2013)

Kelli Kenton Appointed Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, National Scouting Museum
Kelli Kenton has been appointed as the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the National Scouting Museum. In this position, she will organize exhibitions and oversee care of the extensive collections, which include fine art and more than 600,000 artifacts and archives related to the history of Scouting.

Prior to joining the Museum team, Kelli was the Curator at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas where she organized exhibits and managed the Bowling Museum’s archives and material collections of bowling artifacts and memorabilia. She recently oversaw the development and installation of a permanent satellite museum in Reno, NV. In addition, Kelli held a curatorial position at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth where she was instrumental in the redevelopment of the Museum’s core exhibition.

Kelli received a master’s degree in history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University. She is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Texas Association of Museums and the National Association for Interpretation.

Kelli has two children, a son Kevin and a daughter Laura. She enjoys singing, reading, writing and traveling.

JULY 2013

Welcome July New Hires!
Harold Demarest, Team Leader, Warehouse Manager, National Distribution Center (July 1, 2013)
Ashley Holder, Philanthropic Services Administrator, National Office (July 1, 2013)
Misty Buckley, Office Assistant, National Office (July 1, 2013)
Becky Treadway, Fundraising Assistant, National Office (July 1, 2013)
Ricardo Vargas, Warehouse Associate, National Distribution Center (July 16, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Charles Dobbins, Area Director, Northeast Region Home Office (July 1, 2013)
Michael Goldman, Team Leader, Editorial and Operations, National Office (July 1, 2013)
Liliana Guevara, Store Manager I, Bloomington Scout Shop (July 1, 2013)
Cheryl Muraida, Store Manager II, Jackson Scout Shop (July 1, 2013)
Christine Melton, Store Manager I, Mobile Scout Shop (July 1, 2013)

JUNE 2013

Welcome June New Hires!
Keith Jones, Store Manager, Augusta Scout Shop (June 10, 2013)
Robert Wiley, Sales Associate, South Bay Satellite Shop (June 15, 2013)
Melissa Yonce, Merchandise Assistant, National Distribution Center (June 16, 2013)
Tyrone Pettiford, Team Leader, Warehouse/Info Architect, National Office (June 17, 2013)
Heather Mize-Moore, Store Manager II, Springfield Scout Shop (June 26, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Loretta Sheets, Fundraising Assistant, National Office (June 1, 2013)
Marc Andreo, Area Director, Northeast Region Home Office (June 1, 2013)
Mary Glasgow, Store Manager II, Santa Rosa Scout Shop (June 16, 2013)
Harold Keller, Jr., Team Leader, Mission Impact, National Office (July 16, 2013)
Douglas Brown, Sr. Regional Support Specialist, National Office (August 16, 2013)

MAY 2013

Welcome May New Hires!
David Cox, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 1, 2013)
Steven Harding, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 1, 2013)
John Enright, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 2, 2013)
Charles Bowles, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 3, 2013)
John Alderman, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 4, 2013)
Denver Turner, Warehouse Associate, Summit (May 5, 2013)
Dawn Harvey, Program Assistant, National Office – Utah Office (May 16, 2013)
Tabitha Kaboni, Sales Associate, Port Huron Scout Shop (May 16, 2013)
Patricia Friesner, Customer Service Rep, National Distribution Center (May 16, 2013)

Congratulations On Your Promotion!
Travis Taber, Merchandise Specialist, National Office Supply (May 1, 2013)
Stephen Summers, Store Manager, Hibbard Memorial Satellite (May 1, 2013)
John Kilpatrick, Store Manager, San Diego Scout Shop (May 16, 2013)
Jeanne Tillman, Program Assistant, National Office (May 16, 2013)

 

APRIL 2013

Thomas Harrington Named Regional Director, Western Region
Thomas R. Harrington has been appointed to the position of Regional Director, Western Region, effective August 1, 2013. Tom has been serving as the Scout Executive of the Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, PA since 2010.  Under Tom’s leadership, the Cradle of Liberty team has attained traditional membership growth and a balanced operating budget for each of the past three years. The council has expanded its outreach to underserved communities and increased the diversity of its executive board and staff, and successfully increased its Journey to Excellence rating from Silver in 2010 to Gold Council status for 2011 and 2012.

Tom’s career began in 1981, serving in several field positions with the Chicago Area Council, Chicago, IL and continued in 1992 when he was promoted to Assistant Scout Executive of the Great Trail Council, Akron, Ohio. In 1996 Tom was selected as Scout Executive of the Jayhawk Area Council, Topeka, KS and in 2001 the Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Lehigh Valley, PA selected Tom as their Scout Executive.

Tom is an Eagle Scout and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is a Cum Laude graduate of Miami University of Ohio. Tom and his wife Kathy have two grown children, including an Eagle Scout son.  Tom enjoys golf, fishing and outdoor activities, and is looking forward to joining with the Western Region volunteers and staff in continuing to deliver quality Scouting experiences to all young people.

Louisiana Purchase Council Welcomes Shane Cooley
Shane Cooley has been named Scout executive for the Louisiana Purchase Council in Monroe, Louisiana, effective April 1, 2013.  Shane has served the Southeast Louisiana Council since August 2009. Prior to his moving to New Orleans, he served as the program director for the West Tennessee Area Council in Jackson, Tennessee, for four years. He began his Scouting career as a district executive with the Pine Burr Area Council in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and during his time there he was promoted to field director.

 

New Hires
Jill Huska, Store Manager, York Scout Shop (April 16, 2013)
Gail Karas, Store Manager, Jacksonville Scout Shop (April 16, 2013)
Kristina Lucas, Program Assistant (April 15, 2013)
Dani Gulledge, Team Leader, Customer Service Management, National Distribution Center (April 8, 2013)

Promotions
Pamela Youngs, Store Manager, Scout Shop Central (April 16, 2013)
Patricia Bowman, Administrative Assistant (April 1, 2013)
Lisa Marie Cristiano, Assoc. Program Administration Specialist (April 1, 2013)

MARCH 2013

New Major Gifts Director, BSA Foundation

Christopher M. Redo, MBA, DFRE has joined the BSA Foundation as a Major Gifts Director, as of March 1, 2013.  Chris will be based in southern California, where his work will center on BSA Foundation fundraising partnerships with local councils and other major gift development priorities. Most recently, Chris served as a senior member of the university advancement team at the University of California (Irvine) where his responsibilities included the areas of Planned Giving, Annual Programs, Donor Relations, Special Events, and Stewardship, along with Major Gift Campaign leadership. Prior to this, Chris served successfully as the chief development officer at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, where he led a multi-cultural development team situated on five continents to the successful conclusion of a $300M comprehensive campaign.

Chris has also served with distinction at San Diego State University (SDSU) where he was Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts & Special Projects.  Before entering the nonprofit sector, Chris held a senior financial management position at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  He serves on the board of the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation and previously served as a board member of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Chris holds a B.A. (Political Science) and a MBA (Management) from the University of San Diego.  He initially joined the British Boy Scouts as a youth while living on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean.  When his family moved to Clark AFB in the Philippine Islands, Chris joined the BSA.  Chris and his family reside in Chula Vista where both boys are active members of the BSA.

Crossroads of America Council Welcomes Patrick Sterrett
Patrick W. Sterrett has been named the new Scout executive for the Crossroads of America Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, effective April 8, 2013. Patrick began his career as a district executive before being promoted to senior district executive and later finance director in the Daniel Webster Council, Manchester, New Hampshire. After much success, he became endowment director, director of finance services, and director of field service in the Baltimore Area Council, Bethesda, Maryland. He was promoted to Scout executive in the Del-Mar-Va Council, Wilmington, Delaware, before becoming an area director within the Northeast Region.

Patrick, an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow Vigil member, enjoys golfing, hiking, swimming, running, traveling, attending church activities, and coaching youth sports. What Patrick loves most is spending time with his wife, Lori, and their three sons, Michael (Eagle Scout), Travis, and Zach. He is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s degree in information systems.

Hawkeye Area Council Welcomes Sarah Dawson
Sarah Dawson has been selected as the new Scout executive for the Hawkeye Area Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, effective March 1, 2013.  Sarah began her career as district executive in the Winnebago Council in Waterloo, Iowa. She then served successfully as district director and field director in the Bay Lakes Council in Appleton, Wisconsin, prior to being promoted to assistant director of development for the Northern Star Council in St. Paul, Minnesota. After much success, Sara became the director of field service in the Pikes Peak Council in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

 

East Texas Area Council Welcomes Dewayne Stephens
Michael Dewayne Stephens has been named the new Scout executive for the East Texas Area Council in Tyler, Texas, effective March 1, 2013. Dewayne began his professional Scouting career at the Texas Trails Council in Abilene, Texas, as a district executive before moving to Brownwood, Texas, where he served as district executive and senior district executive. He was promoted to serve as district director and later to finance director within the Circle Ten Council. After much success, Dewayne moved on to serve as Scout executive at the Black Warrior Council in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dewayne is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Dewayne and his wife, Theresa, along with their three children, look forward to continuing their journey in their home state of Texas.

Promotions

Brooke Sheree Parkinson, Sr. Program Administration Specialist, Learning for Life (March 16, 2013)
Holly Watson, Office Assistant, National Distribution Center (March 16, 2013)
Faisal Rajani, Interim Investment Portfolio CIO (March 15, 2013)

New Hires

Chris Walsh, Assistant Distribution Center Manager (March 16, 2013)
Reynaldo Barrientes, Sr. Maintenance Technician (March 4, 2013)
Cynthia Abbot, Sr. Warehouse Associate (March 1, 2013)

Retirements

Lee Mullin, Properties, Facilities and Administration, 29 years of service (effective March 1, 2013)
Barbara Follis, Properties, Facilities and Administration, 30 years of service (effective April 1, 2013)

FEBRUARY 2013

Los Angeles Area Council Welcomes Chuck Keathley
Charles “Chuck” Keathley has been named the new Scout executive for the Los Angeles Area Council in Los Angeles, California, effective Feb. 1, 2013. Chuck began his professional Scouting career at the Atlanta Area Council in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as an assistant district executive, and was later promoted to district executive, senior district executive, field director, and on to director of field service. After much success, he was promoted to Scout executive/CEO of the Erie Shores Council in Toledo, Ohio, and on to assistant regional director of operations for the Central Region when it was located in Naperville, Illinois.

He relocated to Irving, Texas, to work at the national office, where he became a department manager, leading Mission Impact, and was later promoted to group director of the Council Impact Group, leading the Mission, Finance, Membership, and Program Impact departments as well as the subsidiary corporation Learning for Life. Chuck is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in economics and management. Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Adrienne.

Lee Shaw Promoted to Team Leader, Community Alliances
We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Shaw to the position of team lead for Community Alliances in the Membership Impact Department, effective on Feb. 1, 2013. Lee began his professional Scouting career as a district executive in Columbus, Ohio, in 1990. He has held various positions, including district director, field director, and chief operating officer. In 2004, Lee was named interim CEO in Columbus, Ohio. In 2005, he resumed his role as COO and served in that capacity until he joined the National Council in Irving, Texas, in November 2008. In his first assignment as the Multicultural Markets business development specialist, Lee focused on organizational diversity. In 2010, Lee assumed the position of senior business development specialist in the Community Alliances Team.

Lee served on the United Way of Central Ohio Education Committee and was recognized in the Who’s Who in Black Columbus (Ohio) publication for his role in community leadership. In 2012, Lee was published in the National Urban Leagues State of Black America publication. He has served on numerous other boards focusing on youth advocacy.
Lee is a United States Army Scholar Athlete of the Year recipient; a past Pennsylvania state commander of the Sons of the American Legion; a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; and a wellness coach. In 2011, he earned his certification as a technical trainer from Langevin Learning Services. Lee is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in history. Lee and his wife, Paulla, have three children.

Promotions

Ryan Larson, Business Development Specialist (Feb. 19, 2013)
Robert DiBiagio, Sales Associate, Baltimore Scout Shop (Feb. 16, 2013)
Debra Straker, Store Manager, W.D. Boyce Scout Shop (Feb. 16, 2013)
Cynthia Polman, Sr. Program Administration Specialist (Feb. 16, 2013)
Karen Berg, Trading Post Specialist, Northern Tier (Feb. 1, 2013)
Matthew Rendahl, Assoc. Program Administration Specialist, Northern Tier (Feb. 1, 2013)
Aaron English, Sales Associate, National Capital Scout Shop (Feb. 1, 2013)

New Hires

Kevin Hodar, Registrar, Northen Tier (Feb. 26, 2013)
Mark White, Sr. Maintenance Technician (Feb. 25, 2013)
Brenda Howells, Sr. Warehouse Associate (Feb. 19, 2013)
Lee Ann Price, Sr. Benefits Analyst (Feb. 19, 2013)
Jennifer Chan, Advertising Office Coordinator, Magazine Division New York (Feb. 11, 2013)
Jack Moulton, Store Manager, Sioux Satellite Scout Shop (Feb. 16, 2013)
Raymond Ely, Assoc. Business Systems Administrator, NDC (Feb. 1, 2013)

JANUARY 2013

Hudson Valley Council Welcomes David Horton
David G. Horton has been named the new Scout executive of the Hudson Valley Council in Newburgh, New York. He began his new position on Jan. 16, 2013.

David comes from Reading, Pennsylvania, with a proven track record as a professional Scouter, most recently serving as assistant Scout executive for the Hawk Mountain Council. He has previously served as a senior district executive and field director in Reading, as well as council program director in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He began his professional career with the Boy Scouts of America in West Chester as a district executive.

David received his Bachelor of Science in administration of justice from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. David, an Eagle Scout, enjoys spending time with his wife, Sally, and their two children, Stephanie and David. His hobbies include reading, hiking, fishing, and sports.

Knox Trail Council Welcomes Matt Budz
Matt Budz has been selected as the new Scout executive of the Knox Trail Council in Framingham, Massachusetts, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Matt has successfully served as district executive in the Penn’s Woods Council in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and as senior district executive in the Westmoreland-Fayette Council in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and in the Baden-Powell Council in Binghamton, New York. He was promoted to finance director, field director, assistant director of field service, and on to director of field service at the National Capital Area Council in Bethesda, Maryland. After much continued success, Matt was promoted to team leader in the Membership Impact Department at the National Council.

Matt enjoys fly-fishing, golfing, hunting, and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their three children, Matt Jr., a Star Scout; Lydia; and Clayton, a first-year Webelos Scout). Matt is an assistant Scoutmaster and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is Wood Badge–trained and is a past Rotarian. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Slippery Rock University.

Don Day Promoted to Development Applications Specialist
Don Day has been promoted to Development Applications Specialist, Council Fund Development Team in the Finance Impact Department, effective January 1, 2013. Don began his career in Scouting in 1988 in Vermilion, Ohio, in the Firelands Area Council as district executive. He was promoted to senior district executive in 1990. In 1994, he joined the Heart of Ohio Council staff in Ashland, Ohio, as finance director. After much success, Don was promoted to director of support in the Heart of Ohio Council and served there through June 2004. In July 2004, Don became associate regional director-council administration for the Central Region.

Don relocated to Irving, Texas, to work at the National Council in January 2010 and became a fundraising specialist on the Council Fund Development Team in the Finance Impact Department. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he held Scouting positions including Order of the Arrow chapter adviser, unit commissioner, and assistant Scoutmaster, as well as receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in vocal music education. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

Promotions

Patricia Van Hoever, Store Manager, Old North State Scout Shop (Jan. 16, 2013)
Coreen Boehler, Store Manager, National Scouting Museum Satellite Scout Shop (January 16, 2013)
Ronald Timmons, Team Leader, Fundraising (January 16, 2013)
Janine Halverson, Team Leader, International (January 1, 2013)
Donald Day, Team Leader, Fiscal Management (January 1, 2013)

Retirements

Tina Barsanti, Supply Group Merchandise Specialist, 30 years of service (Jan. 1, 2013)
John Fitzpatrick, Membership Specialist, 39 years of service (Jan. 1, 2013)

New Hires

Noelia Rodriguez, Store Manager, Sioux Satellite Scout Shop (Jan. 16, 2013)
Eric Darnley, Team Leader, Summit Distribution Center (Jan. 16, 2013)
Nathan Bubeck, Sales Associate, Lewisville Satellite Scout Shop (Jan. 16, 2013)
LC Kirkpatrick, System Administrator (Jan. 2, 2013)
Shantia Shivers, Knowledge Management Analyst (Jan. 2, 2013)
Laurie Buckelew, Creative Specialist (Jan. 1, 2013)
John Stewart, Dept. Manager, Corporate Business Development (Jan. 1, 2013)