Boy Scouts of America Elects New National Executive Board

IRVING, Texas – October 19, 2023 – The Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce the election of a new National Executive Board, marking a significant milestone in the BSA’s reorganization and creation of a path to bring its programs to more of America’s youth.

“We have been through a lot in the last few years, and we are very proud of the good work that has been done and the bright future that is ahead of us,” said Brad Tilden, Chair of the BSA’s National Executive Board.  “I could not be more proud to be working alongside these passionate and dedicated servant leaders as we work together to implement a new roadmap for our future.”

The Annual Election of the National Executive Board of the National Council of the BSA was held October 13, 2023. The slate of 47 members includes the reelection of 36 members and the election of 11 new members, eight of whom were recommended by BSA local councils. The BSA thanks 27 board members who are retiring and six who continue to serve the movement as emeritus board members as we downsize the board and implement term limits and other measures.

Click here for here for a complete listing of newly elected National Executive Board members and to view the Governance and Nominating Committee report which includes detailed information on the recent governance changes.

“All of us in the BSA owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jim Turley, the Governance and Nominating committee, and the Governance Task Force for running an extensive and transparent process over the last two years in which all of our movement had input into the make-up of our new board,” said Tilden.

“We also want to express our deep gratitude to the outgoing board members who have tirelessly dedicated their time and efforts to our country’s youth,” said Tilden. “Their unwavering support and guidance have been invaluable in shaping the organization’s success, and our hope is that they stay close to our movement far into the future.”

The BSA’s New National Executive Board

Kaleen Deatherage, Portland, OR

Ricky Mason, New York, NY

Andrew Miller, Boulder, CO

Larry Simkins, Missoula, MT

Dale Werts, Edgerton, MO

Gary Crum, Laramie, WY

Robert Greene, Washington, DC

Vincent LaPadula, Greenwich, CT

David Scott, Omaha, NE

Danny Van Horn, Memphis, TN

Degas Wright, Decatur, GA

Devang Desai, Coral Gables, FL

Lou Paulson, Walnut Creek, CA

Bill Rosner, Orlando, FL

Thear Suzuki, Dallas, TX

David Alexander, Phoenix, AZ

Bray Barnes, Toms River, NJ

Jenn Hancock, Kyle, TX

Scott Beckett, Charlotte, NC

Jeanette Prenger, Weatherby Lake, MO

Alison Schuler, Albuquerque, NM

Ellie Morrison, Waco, TX

Michael Sears, Annapolis, MD

Frank Tsuru, Houston, TX

Tom Yarboro, Goldsboro, NC

Dave Moody, Lithonia, GA

Dan Ownby, Houston, TX

Jim Rogers, Reno, NV

Wesley Smith, Piedmont, CA

Glenn Adams, Fort Worth, TX

Gordon Gee, Morgantown, WV

Jim Ryffel, Fort Worth, TX

Brad Tilden, Seattle, WA

Tico Perez, Orlando, FL

Frank Ramirez, Fort Collins, CO

Scott Sorrels, Alpharetta, GA

Jose Nino, Montgomery Village, MD

R. Doyle Parrish, Raleigh, NC

Nathan Rosenberg, Laguna Beach, CA

Keith Clark, Lemoyne, PA

Charles Dahlquist, St. George, UT

Jim Wilson, McLean, VA

Jack Furst, Flower Mound, TX

Lyle Knight, Billings, MT

Frank McAllister, Mesquite, NV

Jim Turley, Saint Louis, MO

Gary Wendlandt, New York, NY


About the Boy Scouts of America

The BSA proudly welcomes all of America’s youth, including girls and young women, into our programs. Our goal is to give them fantastic experiences in the outdoors, and elsewhere, where they can grow with us in a safe environment. Our goal is to be seen and trusted by Americans as our country’s premier youth leadership organization. More than 130 million Americans have been through our programs since our founding, and currently more than 1 million youth are served by 460,000 dedicated adult volunteers in local councils throughout the country.

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