Council Staff

Name/Title Phone Email
     

Council Administration

Tom Varnell
CEO/Scout Executive
713-756-3333 tom.varnell@scouting.org
Tom is the chief executive officer for the council. The Scout executive/chief executive officer reports to the council board of directors as well as the Southern Region and BSA national office.
Vacant
Deputy Scout Executive
713-756-3365  
The deputy Scout executive is the chief operating officer for the council and supervises the council's professional managerial staff. The deputy Scout executive reports to the CEO/Scout executive.
Doug Davies
Controller
713-756-3367 douglas.davies@scouting.org
The controller oversees council accounts and financial activity and supports the council treasurer, audit committee and investment committee and supervises the staff in the business services department. The controller reports to the CEO/Scout executive.
Shane Burks
Marketing/Communications Director
713-756-3301 shane.burks@scouting.org
The marketing/communications director is responsible for creating and managing marketing programs, media relations and both printed and electronic communications for the council, and reports to the deputy Scout executive.
 

Field Service

Thomas Franklin
Director of Field Service
713-756-3371 thomas.franklin@scouting.org
The director of field service is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth and supervises the field directors. The director of field service reports to the deputy Scout executive.
Martin Sepulveda
Assistant Director of Field Service
713-756-9154 martin.sepulveda@scouting.org
The Assistant Director of Field Service is over the Central Division and Learning for Life, and reports to the director of field service.
George Adams
Field Director - Central Division
713-756-3368 george.adams@scouting.org
The Central Division field director is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the Central Division and supervises district executives in Aldine Pathfinder, Antares, Tatanka, and W. L. Davis Districts. The Central Division field director report to the assistant director of field service.
Chris Laycock
Field Director - North Division
713-756-3373 chris.laycock@scouting.org
The North Division field director is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the North Division and supervises district executives in Iron Horse, Orion, Phoenix, Soaring Eagle, and Tall Timbers Districts. The North Division field director reports to the director of field service.
Clarence Nicholas
Field Director - East Division
713-756-3369 clarence.nicholas@scouting.org
The East Division field director is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the East Division and supervises district executives in Bayshore, Eagle Trail, Flaming Arrow, Raven and Skyline Districts. The East Division field director reports to the director of field service.
Nathan Doherty
Field Director - South Division
713-756-3358 nathan.doherty@scouting.org
The South Division field director is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the South Division and supervises district executives in Aquila, Brazos, North Star, Thunder Wolf, and Twin Bayou Districts. The South Division field director reports to the director of field service.
Christopher Hogue
Field Director - West Division
713-756-3357 christopher.hogue@scouting.org
The West Division field director  is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the West Division and supervises district executives in Big Cypress, Copperhead, Mustang and Texas Skies districts. The West Division field director reports to the director of field service.
Dustin Dupuis
Field Director - Frontier Division
713-756-3335 dustin.dupuis@scouting.org
The Frontier Division field director  is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the Frontier Division and supervises District Executives in Arrowmoon, Brahman, David Crockett and George Strake districts.  The Frontier Division field director reports to the director of field service.
Chad Srader
Field Director - Learning for Life
713-756-3372 chad.srader@scouting.org
The Learning for Life field director  is responsible for all operations, program services and program outcomes in the Learning for Life Division and supervises Learning for Life executives in Exploring and Curriculum programs. The North Division field director reports to the assistant director of field service.
 

Support Service

David Foil
Director of Support Service
713-756-3319 david.foil@scouting.org
The director of support service is responsible for developing council camping, activities and training programs, all council properties and supervises the program directors. The director of support service reports to the deputy Scout executive.
Michelle Phillips
Activities and Training Program Director
713-756-3308 michelle.phillips@scouting.org
The activities and training program director is responsible for all council activities, training, advancement, and managing all camping programs at Camp Strake. The activities and training program director reports to the director of support service.
Vincent Manning
Cub Scout Program Director
713-756-3380 vincent.manning@scouting.org
The Cub Scout program director is responsible for supporting the Cub Scout program in all districts and managing all Cub Scout camping programs at the Janis and George Fleming Cub World at Camp Strake and the McNair Cub Adventure Camp at the Bovay Scout Ranch. The Cub Scout program director  reports to the director of support service.
Brett Lee
Boy Scout Program Director
713-756-3306 brett.lee@scouting.org
The Boy Scout program director is responsible for supporting the Boy Scout program in all districts and managing all Boy Scout camping programs at El Ranch Cima including Cockrell River Camp and Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend. The Boy Scout program director reports to the director of support service.
 

Development

Jim Rees
Director of Development
713-756-3315 jim.rees@scouting.org
The director of development is responsible for coordinating and managing all council fundraising efforts throughout the year including Friends of Scouting, special events, foundations and trusts, capital campaigns and endowment. He supervises the staff in the development and information technology departments. The director of development reports to the CEO/Scout executive.
Charlie Tinsley
Assistant Director of Development
713-756-3370 charlie.tinsley@scouting.org
The assistant director of development is responsible for leading the development operations in Friends of Scouting, United Way, foundations and trusts, and special events.  He provides direct leadership to the council board campaign and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Luncheon.  The assistant director of development supervises the staff in the development department.  He reports to the director of development.
Devin D. Koehler
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3321 devin.koehler@scouting.org
The senior development director is responsible for the council's endowment campaign including The Cockrell Foundation Matching Gift Program, SHAC Heritage Society and planned giving.  He provides leadership to the continuing professional education courses, and wills and trusts seminars.  He provides support to the Eagle Scout Association and the annual Friends of Eagles Sporting Clays, Gathering of Eagles, and the New Eagle Scout Reception. The senior development director reports to the director of development.
Britt Vincent
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3318

britt.vincent@scouting.org

The senior development director is responsible for leading the Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign, the council's direct mail campaign, matching gift program and resale program. He provides coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. The senior development director reports to the assistant director of development.
Vacant
Development Director
   
The development director is responsible for maintaining all United Way agency relationships, reports and measurements, cultivating foundation relationships, the development of all council grant proposals and training staff in foundation research and grant writing. The development director reports to the assistant director of development.
Brian McGuire
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3312 brian.mcguire@scouting.org
The senior development director is responsible for leading the three special events: Sporting Clays Tournament, Dodge Ball Tournament, and Golf Classic Tournament, along with the monthly donor touch-point communication items.  The senior development director reports to the assistant director of development.
Stephen Edwards
Information Systems Director
713-756-3326 stephen.edwards@scouting.org
The information systems director is responsible for the council network, technology infrastructure, websites, communications systems, audio-visual systems, security systems, environmental systems, and supervises the information systems staff. The information systems director reports to the director of development.