Council Staff

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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.
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.
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, and Sales and Onboarding. The Director of Field Service reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Michael Moore
Assistant Director of Field Service
713-865-9154 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
Director of Membership Development / Assistant Director of Field Service
713-756-3325 christopher.hogue@scouting.org
The Assistant Director of Field Service is over the Exploring Division and New Unit Sales Team, and reports to the Director of Field Service.
Chris Reynolds
Field Director - North Division
713-756-3373 chris.reynolds2@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 ArrowmoonIron HorseGeorge StrakeOrion, and Phoenix Districts. The North Division field director reports to the Director of Field Service.
Dustin Boatright
Field Director - East Division
713-756-3369 dustin.boatright@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, Lone StarRaven, San Jacinto, Twin Bayou 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, ArrowheadBrahman, Brazos, Mustang, and Thunder Wolf 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, CopperheadDavid Crockett, Soaring Eagle and Texas Skies Districts. The West Division field director reports to the Director of Field Service.
Michelle Phillips
Field Director - Exploring
713-756-3372 michelle.phillips@scouting.org

The Exploring Field Director is responsible for all operations, program services and program outcomes in the Exploring Division. The Exploring Field Director reports to the Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership Development.

 
Mary Welch
Field Development Director - Product Sales
713-756-3374 mary.welch@scouting.org
The Field Development Director provides direct leadership for the council’s product sales campaigns (popcorn and Scout Fair coupon books). 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, support staff, as well as the council registrar and the registration team. The Director of Support Service reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Erick Simmons
Camping Director
713-756-3315 erick.simmons@scouting.org
The Camping Director is responsible for supporting the camping program at Camp Strake, and serving as the staff advisor the Camping, Shooting Sports, Climbing and Aquatics Committees.  The Camping 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 and the McNair Cub Adventure Camp at the Bovay Scout Ranch. The Cub Scout Program Director reports to the Director of Support Service.
Brendan Cronin
Activities, Advancement and Training Program Director
713-756-3308 brendan.cronin@scouting.org
The Activities, Advancement and Training Program Director is responsible for developing the council's activitiestraining and advancement committee committees. The Activities and Training 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 Director of Field Service.
Hunter Thompson
New Unit Sales Director
832-707-8302 hunter.thompson@scouting.org
The New Unit Sales Director is responsible for developing new units throughout the Council by engaging with faith-based, community, and civic organizations and identifying how they can utilize Scouting as an outreach of their ministry/programming. The New Unit Sales Director reports to the Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership Development.
Marcus Jackson
Onboarding Director
832-808-7506 marcus.jackson@scouting.org
The Onboarding Director is responsible for all operations, services and outcomes of the Onboarding Division, including supervision and development of the Council’s Onboarding Team. The New Unit Sales Director reports to the Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership Development
Elia Perez
Be A Scout Coordinator
713-659-8111  
The Be A Scout Administrator is responsible for providing support to new membership inquiries through the Be A Scout online system and online registration systems. The Be A Scout Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Field Service / Director of Membership Development.
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.

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, World of Scouting Reception and the New Eagle Scout Reception, United Way, foundations and trustsspecial 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.
Mike Blake
Assistant Director of Development
713-865-9120 mike.blake@scouting.org
The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for leading the Community Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign and the Sporting Clays Tournament. The position provides coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. The Assistant Director of Development 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. 
Gina Marano
Development Director
 

 

The Senior Development Director is responsible for leading the Community Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign Dodgeball Tournament. The Development Director reports to the Assistant 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

William Perkins
Information Systems Director
713-756-3326 william.perkins@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.