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. He reports to the Council Board of Directors as well as the Southern Region and BSA National Office.
Chris Holt
Deputy Scout Executive
713-756-3365 chris.holt@scouting.org
Chris is the Chief Operating Officer for the Council and supervises the Council's Professional Managerial Staff. He reports to the CEO/Scout Executive.
Doug Davies
Controller
713-756-3367 douglas.davies@scouting.org
Doug 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. He reports to the CEO/Scout Executive.
Vacant
Marketing/Communications Director
713-756-3301  
Vacant is responsible for creating and managing marketing programs, media relations and both printed and electronic communications for the council. He/she reports to the Deputy Scout Executive.
 

Field Service

Thomas Franklin
Director of Field Service
713-756-3371 thomas.franklin@scouting.org
Thomas is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth and supervises the Field Directors. He reports to the Deputy Scout Executive.
George Adams
Assistant Director of Field Service
713-756-3368 george.adams@scouting.org
George is responsible for all district operations, unit service and membership growth in the Central Division and supervises District Executives in Aldine Pathfinders, Antares, Tatanka, and W. L. Davis districts. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Chris Laycock
Field Director
713-756-3373 chris.laycock@scouting.org
Chris 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. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Clarence Nicholas
Field Director
713-756-3369 clarence.nicholas@scouting.org
Clarence 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. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Nathan Doherty
Field Director
713-756-3358 nathan.doherty@scouting.org
Nathan 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. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Christopher Hogue
Field Director
713-756-3357 christopher.hogue@scouting.org
Christopher 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. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Randy Hoenig
Field Director
713-756-3335 randy.hoenig@scouting.org
Randy 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.  He reports to the Director of Field Service.
Chad Srader
Field Director of Learning for Life
713-756-3372 chad.srader@scouting.org
Chad 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. He reports to the Director of Field Service.
 

Support Service

David Foil
Director of Support Service
713-756-3319 david.foil@scouting.org
David is responsible for developing council camping, activities and training programs, all council properties and supervises the Program Directors. He reports to the Deputy Scout Executive.
Michelle Phillips
Activities & Training Program Director
713-756-3308 michelle.phillips@scouting.org
Michelle is responsible for all council activities, training, advancement, and managing all camping programs at Camp Strake. She reports to the Director of Support Service.
Vincent Manning
Cub Scout Program Director
713-756-3380 vincent.manning@scouting.org
Vincent 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 (on Camp Strake) and the McNair Cub Adventure Camp (on the Bovay Scout Ranch). He reports to the Director of Support Service.
Brett Lee
Boy Scout Program Director
713-756-3306 brett.lee@scouting.org
Brett is responsible for supporting the Boy Scout program in all districts and managing all Boy Scout camping programs at the Cockrell River Camp and Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend (both on El Rancho Cima). He reports to the Director of Support Service.
 

Development

Jim Rees
Director of Development
713-756-3315 jim.rees@scouting.org
Jim 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. He reports to the CEO/Scout Executive.
Charlie Tinsley
Assistant Director of Development
713-756-3370 charlie.tinsley@scouting.org
Charlie is responsible for leading the development operations in Friends of Scouting, United Way, Foundations & Trusts, and Special Events.  He provides direct leadership to the Council Board Campaign and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Luncheon.  He 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
Devin 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 & 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. He reports to the Director of Development.
Britt Vincent
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3318

britt.vincent@scouting.org

Britt 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. He reports to the Assistant Director of Development.
Vacant
Development Director
   
Vacant 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. He/she reports to the Assistant Director of Development.
Brian McGuire
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3312 brian.mcguire@scouting.org
Brian is responsible for leading the three special events:  Sporting Clay tournament, Dodge Ball tournament,  and SHAC Golf Classic tournament, along with the monthly donor touch-point communication items.  He reports to the Assistant Director of Development.
Stephen Edwards
Information Systems Director
713-756-3326 stephen.edwards@scouting.org
Stephen is responsible for the council network, technology infrastructure, websites, communications systems, audio-visual systems, security systems, environmental systems, and supervises the information systems staff. He reports to the Director of Development.