Nevada Area Council of Boy Scouts of America has sworn in its 2018 Executive Board of Directors after unanimous approval.
Well-known Northern Nevada financial figure Laif Meidell has taken the helm as Nevada Area Council President, a two-year commitment. He has served the Nevada Area Council (NAC) for decades as a scout father, leader in various positions and callings including Scoutmaster, Council Commissioner and Investment Chair. In 2002, he was honored with the council’s Silver Beaver award. Meidell’s expertise as president of American Wealth Management will ensure the continued financial stability of NAC while adding members and increasing programs across Northern Nevada and Eastern California.
Joining Meidell on the board are: Jim Rogers, Executive Vice President & VP Marketing; Jim Stewart, VP Finance; Karl Marsh, VP Program; Ed Ricks, VP Property; Kathi Colbert, VP Training; David Steele, Treasurer; Steve Mahoney, Council Commissioner.
Meidell held the rank of Army Captain and was a helicopter pilot. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Brigham Young University and was graduated with Honors from Regis University with an MBA in finance and accounting. Besides being active in Scouting, he has been associated with Washoe County Sheriff’s Honorary Deputies Association, Junior Achievement, and Red Cross of Sierra Nevada.
Volunteers will be recognized at the upcoming NAC’s Annual Recognition Dinner as will outgoing President Jeff Whitaker for his years of service.
Silver Beaver Honorees to receive awards are Norman Batchelor, Sierra District; Harry Dixon, Scoutreach; Jody Lammel, Sierra District; Rod Cooper, Council Board; Ken Kruse, Pinenut District; Steve Packer, Sierra District.
Other members of the Board are: Terry Abts, Ross Armstrong, Donald Bailey Sr., Thierry Barkley, Rick Casazza, Rod Cooper, Paul Curtis, Rocky Deal, Greg Erny, James Ferrigan, Doug Fullmer, Greg Higgins, Ren Johnson, George Keele, Valerie Kortenber, Joe Mowery, William Newberg, Sandy Rogers, Rod Sanford, John Slaughter, Larry Tuntland, Lori Tuntland, Ranson Webster and Jeff Whitaker.
For more information, contact Scout Executive Paul Penttila at 775-787-1111 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.NevadaBSA.org” www.NevadaBSA.org.