About the BSA

National Leadership

The Scouting organization comprises nearly 1 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation’s leading youth-serving organization. Leading these volunteers are the National Executive Board, along with Chief Scout Executive, Assistant Chief Scout Executives, and senior leadership team.

Biographies:

National Chair (Volunteer)

Jim Turley, the 37th national chair of the BSA, has been a Scouting volunteer at the local and national levels since 1994. As one of the BSA’s top two volunteers (along with the national commissioner), his responsibilities include serving as chairman of meetings of the National Council and providing oversight to the BSA’s strategic plan. Turley joined the BSA’s National…


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National Commissioner (Volunteer)

Ellie Morrison is the 11th national commissioner of the BSA — a position first held by Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of Scouting in the United States. She is the first woman to serve in the role. Like commissioners at all levels of Scouting, the national commissioner is an experienced Scouter who helps chartered organizations and unit leaders…


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Chief Scout Executive

Michael Surbaugh is the 13th Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Irving, Texas. Scouting was a central component of Mike’s life from early on. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of a steel plant manager. His family moved often, and in each new city Scouting became a touchstone of consistency. No matter…


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Assistant Chief Scout Executive — Development

Brad Farmer serves as the Assistant Chief Scout Executive — Development. In this role, he is responsible for raising funds to perpetuate Scouting, as well as overseeing the BSA’s sustainability and outdoor stewardship efforts. Farmer is charged with leading the Office of Development, which comprises the BSA Foundation, the Business Development Office, the Office of Philanthropy, the Fund Development Department, and the funding…


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Assistant Chief Scout Executive – National Director of Outdoor Adventures

As the Assistant Chief Scout Executive – National Director of Outdoor Adventures, Al Lambert works with volunteer committees and staff members to deliver a range of exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences to the BSA’s youth members and adult volunteers. This includes responsibility for the BSA’s four high adventure bases: Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Florida National High Adventure Sea Base…


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Assistant Chief Scout Executive — National Director of Field Service

As the Assistant Chief Scout Executive — National Director of Field Service, Patrick Sterrett leads the BSA’s four regions and their support operations, as well as other key operations at the National Service Center. He and his team are focused on membership growth and the programs needed to deliver the BSA’s mission to as many youth as possible.   Patrick began his…


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Assistant Chief Scout Executive – National Director of Support Services

Mark Logemann serves as the Assistant Chief Scout Executive – National Director of Support Services, where he provides leadership for all key infrastructure, IT, and other council-related support services. He began his career in the Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by positions of increasing responsibility in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Appleton, Wisconsin; and the National Service Center, where he has…


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Chief Financial Officer

Michael Ashline serves as chief financial officer and the national director of the Boy Scouts of America’s Supply Group. In his role, he  oversees the controller department, treasury department, Supply Group, and enterprise risk management. As national director of the Supply Group since 2003, Ashline has been responsible for overseeing the operations of supplying the exclusive Boy Scouts of America products…


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Chief Strategy Officer for Culture and People

Erin Eisner serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Culture and People. In this role, Erin oversees critical strategic priorities — people, culture, and diversity — which are inherently intertwined and pivotal to our success as a movement. Erin most recently served as the Deputy General Counsel for the BSA. Since joining the Legal Department in 2010, she has provided…


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