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Council President John H. Graham IV, FASAE CAE became the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASAE August 1, 2003. ASAE is more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Their members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the globe, as well as provide products and services to the association community.

Before ASAE, he served the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Alexandria, Virginia for 24 years, the last thirteen as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to becoming CEO, John served the ADA in numerous capacities including Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Affiliate, National Director of Affiliate Development, Associate Executive Vice President for Operations and Deputy Executive Vice President. In his tenure as CEO, ADA quadrupled in size, from $50 million to $200 million in annual revenues and successfully moved from 53 independent, separately incorporated affiliate organizations to one nationwide organization with one staff, one budget and one plan.

Before joining the American Diabetes Association, John served the Boy Scouts of America for nine years. He has a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College and serves on the Association Committee of 100, US Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Mobile Giving Foundation Board of Directors; and serves on the Board of Directors of the Lambda Chi Alpha Foundation.

 

Council Commissioner Roy “Rick” Rogers grew up in Rochester, MN, joining Cub Scouts in 1979. In Boy Scouts, Rick enjoyed many adventures, including winter camping in blizzard conditions, attending the 1981 National Jamboree, being inducted into the Order of the Arrow, and attaining Eagle in 1983. Rick’s experiences in an IBM Explorer Post introduced him to one of the first Personal Computer prototypes and cemented a lifelong love of Information Technology. Today Rick serves as a Vice President with an IT focus on educational assessments at Westat. Rick returned to Scouting in 2009 to give back to the movement that had influenced him so positively, and has served in many roles including Unit Commissioner, Assistant Council Commissioner, District Chairman, Crew Advisor, and Wood Badge staff. He has attended high adventure in Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base. The friendships Rick has made with both youth and adults in Scouting have provided him with many blessings, illustrating the parable: “Give, and it shall be given to you.”

 

Scout Executive/CEO Craig Poland, joined NCAC in 2018. Previously, he served as Scout Executive and CEO of Minsi Trails Council, BSA in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a position he held for eight years.  During his tenure there he increased Friends of Scouting 65% and special event fundraising 85%.  The Council was annual gold achiever in JTE and was among the top councils in the nation with over 88% of all direct contact leaders trained.  Prior to serving as Scout Executive, he served as Assistant Regional Director of Finance for the Northeast Region.  Craig is a graduate of Shepherd University, is an Eagle Scout and a National Outstanding Eagle Scout.  He and his wife Barbara have two adult children.

 

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