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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.
Thomas Franklin
Chief Operating Officer
713-756-3365 thomas.franklin@scouting.org
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for field operations, support services, and operations of the Cockrell Scout Center; and manages the implementation of the council's strategic plan and the construction of the new Camp Strake. The Chief Operating Officer reports to the CEO/Scout Executive.
Jim Rees
Chief Development Officer
713-756-3315 jim.rees@scouting.org
The Chief Development Officer is responsible for all operations related and provides leadership to the council’s Leaders of Tomorrow Major Gifts Campaign. The Chief Development Officer 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.

Field Service

Dustin Dupuis
Director of Field Service
713-756-3371 dustin.dupuis@scouting.org
The Director of Field Service is responsible for all district operations, unit service, membership growth, and supervision of the field service team of professional Scouters, paraprofessionals, support staff, as well as the council registrar and the registration team. The Director of Field Service reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Michael Moore
Assistant Director of Field Service
713-756-3454 michael.moore@scouting.org
The Assistant Director of Field Service is over the South Division, Frontier Division and Scoutreach, and reports to the Director of Field Service.
Chris Hogue
Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership Development
713-756-3325 christopher.hogue@scouting.org
The Assistant Director of Field Service is over the Exploring Division, Learning for Life, and New Unit Sales Team and reports to the Director of Field Service.
Jack Jones
Field Director - North Division
713-756-3373 john.jones@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 Aldine Pathfinder, Iron Horse, Orion, Phoenix and Tall Timbers Districts. The North Division field director reports to the Director of Field Service.
Sidney Castillo
Field Director - East Division
713-756-3369 sidney.castillo@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 Flaming Arrow, Raven, San Jacinto, Skyline and W.L. Davis Districts. The East Division Field Director reports to the Director of Field Service.
Brian McGuire
Field Director - South Division
713-756-3358 brian.mcguire@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, Tatanka, Thunder Wolf, and Twin Bayou Districts. The South Division field director reports to the Director of Field Service.
Michael Collins
Field Director - West Division
713-756-3357 michael.collins@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, Soaring Eagle and Texas Skies Districts. The West Division field director reports to the Director of Field Service.
George Etier
Field Director - Frontier Division
713-756-3335 george.etier@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.
Michelle Phillips
Field Director - Learning for Life
713-756-3372 michelle.phillips@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 Learning for Life Field Director reports to the Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership.
Tony Hensdill
Field Development Director
713-756-3374 tony.hensdill@scouting.org
The Field Development Director will give leadership to the council’s product sales campaigns (popcorn and Scout Fair coupon books) and will assist with the Friends of Scouting campaigns. The Field Development Director reports to the Director of Field Service.

Support Service

Brandon Lewis
Director of Support Service
713-756-3319 brandon.lewis@scouting.org
The Director of Support Service is responsible for developing council camping, activities and training programs, all council properties, supervises the program directors and Information Technologies. The Director of Support Service reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Nathan Doherty
Activities and Training Program Director
713-756-3308 nathan.doherty@scouting.org
The Activities and Training Program Director is responsible for working with the council's activities, training, and advancement committees. 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.

Membership

Chris Hogue
Director of Membership Development / Assistant Director of Field Service
713-756-3325 christopher.hogue@scouting.org
The Director of Membership Development is responsible for leading new unit development and membership recruitment campaigns, including www.beascout.org. Supervises the new unit sales team, onboarding specialists, and BeAScout coordinators. The Director of Membership Development reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Margarita Bernal
Registrar
713-756-3328 margarita.bernal@scouting.org
The council registrar is responsible for receiving applications for charters and membership, handling membership transfers, verifying that the appropriate fees are collected, issuing membership cards, maintain membership files, and preparing recharter kits for units that are due to reregister.

Development

Travis Briner
Director of Development
713-756-3370 travis.briner@scouting.org
The Director of Development is responsible for leading the development operations in Friends of Scouting, United Way, foundations and trusts, special events and Marketing. The position provides direct leadership to the council board campaign.  The Director of Development supervises the staff in the Development Department.  The Director of Development reports to the Scout Executive.
Kimberly Davis
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3312

kimberly.davis2@scouting.org

The Senior Development Director is responsible for leading special events: Sporting Clays Tournament, Dodgeball Tournament, Golf Classic Tournament, Celebrating Cultures, and the New Eagle Scout Reception. The Senior Development director reports to the Director of Development. 
Kristina Spritzer
Sr. Development Director
713-756-3318 kristina.spritzer@scouting.org
The Sr. Development Director is responsible for the council's United Way relationships. The position also provides leadership to all grant and foundation support. The Sr. Development Director reports to the Director of Development. 
Vacant
Development Director
713-756-3321  
The Development Director is responsible for leading the Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign, the council's direct mail campaign, and matching gift program. The position provides coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. The Development Director reports to the Director of Development.

Marketing

Shane Burks
Marketing Director
713-756-3301 shane.burks@scouting.org
The Marketing Director is responsible for creating and managing marketing programs, media relations and both printed and electronic communications for the council, and reports to the Director of Development. 

Information Technology

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 Support Service.

 

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