AREA 2 KEY LEADERSHIP
Area President – David Walsh
Dave is an Eagle Scout having earned his rank in 1964 and earned Distinguished Eagle Scout in 2015. He has served in several leadership capacities as an adult in Scouting including Assistant Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Advancement Chair, Council President, Council Executive Vice President, Region Board Member, and member of the National BSA Insurance Committee. Dave has served many training courses, including Wood Badge. Dave is a recipient of the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver the George Meany Award, and served on the staff of a National Jamboree. Dave recently retired from serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company. His professional career also includes having served as a member of the United States delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as a prosecutor during the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He was President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and Co-Founder and First Chairman of the International Association of Insurance Commissioners. Dave earned a Master’s degree in Professional Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loras College. He is currently working toward a Ph.D from the University College Dublin. Dave and his wife Alice have been married for 30 years. They have a daughter and two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, and three grandchildren. Dave and Alice reside in Carmel, New York.
Area Commissioner – Tom Bain
Tom is an Eagle Scout having earned his rank in 1978. He has served in several leadership capacities as an adult in Scouting including Scoutmaster, District Commissioner, Council Training Chairman, Council Vice President, Council Commissioner, Lodge Adviser, Section Adviser, Region O.A. Chairman, and Region Board Member. Tom has directed many training courses, including Wood Badge and the Junior Leader Training Conference, a predecessor to the current National Youth Leadership Training. He staffed the Outdoor Skills/Scoutcraft section of National Camping School for a decade. Tom is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and a recipient of the District Award of Merit, Distinguished Commissioner Service Award, Shofar Award, Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope and, from the Order of the Arrow, the Vigil Honor, Founders Award, Distinguished Service Award and Arrowhead of Service. He has served on the staff of a World Jamboree and several National Jamborees and National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, with a double major in Mathematics and Government and has spent most of his career as a technologist in the financial services industry. Since 1994, he has worked at BlackRock, where he is a Managing Director and founder of the business continuity, information security, internal audit and technology risk management departments. Tom met his wife Patricia in Scouting; they have been married since 2011. Pat’s sons David and Richard were both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, camp staff members and Vigil Honor members of the O.A. Richard is an Eagle Scout and an elementary school teacher in D.C. and David is an associate professor at Governor’s State University in Illinois. Tom and Pat have three grandchildren, including a Cub Scout. Tom and Pat reside on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.
Area Director – Marc T. Andreo
Marc began his Scouting career as a district executive and later served as district director with the Greater New York Councils, New York, NY. After success in the Big Apple, Marc became a development director and later director of development for the Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, PA, building the council’s Friends of Scouting campaign, popcorn fundraiser, and special event programs to then-record levels. He was then promoted to director of field service of the Narragansett Council, East Providence, RI, where he built and led highly regarded staff teams that achieved consistent membership growth and strong track records in all aspects of financial development. In 2007, Marc was selected as Scout executive of the Westchester-Putnam Council, Hawthorne, NY, achieving continued membership growth, six consecutive years of balanced budgets, and transformational facility upgrades at the council’s camp properties. Most notably, he secured funding for and expanded the council’s Scoutreach program, delivering the Scouting program to previously underserved markets and communities. Marc is an Eagle Scout from the Greater New York Councils, a Wood Badge trainer and staffer, and recipient of the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor and the Bronze Pelican Award for Catholic Scouting. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, NY. Marc enjoys playing golf, skiing, and traveling, but what he loves most is spending time with his wife Beth and their three daughters, Danielle, Isabelle, and Michelle. x
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