Circle Ten Council Announces 2016 Executive Committee, President

Circle Ten Council Announces 2016 Executive Committee, President

DALLAS, TX (February 24, 2016)—Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America announces its 2016 Executive Committee, including incoming Council President Joe Crafton.  Crafton, former CEO of CROSSMARK, Inc. and current principal at Wingshooter Investments, LLC, has been involved with Boy Scouts for more than 40 years and will head up the organization’s volunteer leadership committee this year.

“As an Eagle Scout himself, combined with his experience as a corporate executive and service on the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board, Joe is an ideal leader for our Executive Committee this year,” expressed Circle Ten Council Scout Executive & CEO Pat Currie. “Joe understands the value and importance of partnering with families to develop our nation’s youth into citizens of character. We are privileged to have his involvement and commitment.”

Working in collaboration with Circle Ten staff, the Executive Committee helps to guide the strategic direction of the Dallas-based organization, which serves more than 55,000 youth across 12 North Texas and Oklahoma counties.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have some leadership training in my life, but the best leadership training I ever received was through the Boy Scouts,” said Crafton. “Scouting has had a profound influence on my life, and it is an honor to give back to this outstanding organization. I feel like I get more than I give because it’s a real treat to see personal growth in each child.”

In addition to electing a new president, there are several individuals serving in new roles.

Hilda Galvan, Partner-in-Charge for Jones Day Dallas is stepping into the role of Vice President of Administration. Hilda will be guiding the council’s committees that are specifically responsible for marketing, property, legal concerns, strategic planning, risk management, and others as needed.

Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President and CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation, is serving in the role of Exploring Committee Chair. In this role, Roslyn is focused on increasing the number of Explorer posts serving middle-school and high-school students who are experiencing the worksite-based career education program.

Robert Allday, Senior Vice President of Lockton Companies, will be heading up the Risk Management Committee focusing on all matters related to health, safety, and risk management within council operations.

David Biegler, CEO, Chairman and President of Southcross Energy Partners, LP has taken on the role of President of Trustees of the Circle Ten Council Foundation. The Foundation generates approximately 20% of the council annual operating needs.

Manny Fernandez, Managing Partner at KPMG LLP, is serving as the Friends of Scouting Chair overseeing the annual fundraising campaign. This campaign is the largest source of annual operating funds with a goal of $4.1 million in 2016.

Orman Anderson, is now serving as the Council Chaplain where he will provide invocations at all Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings.

Max Carrier, Partner at KPMG, LLP, has moved into the role of Leadership & Governance Chair, having completed his tenure as Council President.

Returning officers include:

John Copley
Retired Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Council Commissioner

Ron Long
Chief Financial Officer, Texas Health Resources
Council Treasurer

Senator Royce West
Attorney and Texas Senator
West and Associates, LLP
Executive Vice President

Joe Stallard
Chief Human Resource Officer, Sewell Automotive Companies
Vice President Membership

Curtis C. Farmer
President, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank
Vice President Finance

Gordon Wright
Vice President Operations

Matt Walker
Rational Channel Sales Manager, IBM Sales & Distribution
Vice President Program

Steve Houghton
Chairman and CEO, Houghton Capital
Vice President, Audit & Ethics

Willis Johnson
CEO, Wai-Wize, LP
Vice President ScoutReach

Curt Wilkinson
Senior Vice President, Finance at BOK Financial Corporation
Activities Committee Chair

Craig Ongley
Senior Director/Partner, Kane Russell Coleman and Logan PC
Advancement Committee Chair

Leldon E. Echols
Retired from Centex Corporation
Camp Wisdom Inc. Committee Chair

Tim Conard
General Contractor, Conard Construction, LLC
Camping Committee Chair

Bobby B. Lyle
Founder and CEO, Lyco Holdings, Inc.
Major Gifts Committee Chair

Mark Langdale
Former President, George W. Bush Foundation
Foundations and Grants Committee Chair

Linus Wright
Retired Education/Executive Search
Learning for Life Committee Chair

Brian Schadt
Principal, Brand Management,
The Richards Group
Marketing Committee Chair

Joe R. Walker
Retired from Centex – Bateson
Properties Committee Chair

David Pfeil
President, Pfeil Holding Corp.
STEM Committee Chair

John D. Harkey, Jr.
CEO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.
Strategic Plan Committee Chair

John Stone
CPA and Partner, Turner Stone & Company, LLP
Training Committee Chair

Charles M. Meadows, Jr.
Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, LLP
Youth Protection Committee Chair

David P. Poole
General Counsel, Range Resources Corporation
Council Attorney

James O’Bannon
Partner, Jones Day
Council Attorney and Advisory Board Chair

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About Circle Ten Council

Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America is comprised of 12 counties including Grayson, Collin, Hunt, Dallas, Rockwall, Rains, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Ellis, Henderson and Navarro in North Texas and Bryan County in Oklahoma. Over 55,000 young people participate in the council's Scouting program on an annual basis and more than 14,000 adult volunteers dedicate their time and energy to make this program a success. Scouting units are chartered to approximately 800 community organizations such as schools and churches. Scouts today learn lessons about life and the value of being a person of character and integrity. When you stop and think about it, Scouting is unlike any other youth program. Scouting fosters the development of the whole person and offers youth the opportunity to participate in activities that will help launch them on a successful course for life.  For more information about Scouting visit or call 214-902-6700.








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