Staff Directory & Executive Board

The Piedmont Council office professional staff consists of four full time employees supported by a 35+ member Executive Board and more than 200 registered adult volunteers.


Katherine “Kate” Benson

Scout Executive/Executive Director

Eris Turner

District Executive (Program Coordinator)

Herb Schmidt

Administrative and Finance Coordinator

Laural Fawcett

Registrar and Marketing Assistant

Get in Touch

Get in touch with the Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of America staff.

Executive Board


Paul Jahn


Rich Harms

Past President

Lisa Gros


Jim Riley

Vice Presidents

Vice President of Program:
Vice President of Membership:
Vice President of Marketing: Atlantis Langowski
Vice President of Development: Bridget Harris

Vice President of Leadership Development: Chee Keong Lin
Vice President of Cub Scouting: Erik Okada
Vice President of Scouts BSA: Glyn Burge
Vice President of Venturing/Exploring/Sea Scouts: Ken Li

Board Members

Walid Abdul-Rahim

Janet Allen

Sandy Ashford

Eric Bentley

Will Campbell

Phil Chin

Hugo Diaz

Anne Hauss-Davies

Karen Hawkins

Ed Henrich

Reed Johnson

Kristin Ogles

Sarah King

Lisa Reynolds

Dante Rodriguez

Tom Smegal

Jennifer Yun

Freda Ziewtlow

Youth Members: Lauren Ashton & Maddie Hill

Chartering Organizations

  • Pack 3 – Piedmont Community Church
  • Pack 4 – Beach School Parents Organization
  • Pack 5 – Wildwood School Dads’ Club
  • Pack 6 – Corpus Christi Catholic Church Men’s Club
  • Troop 1 – Piedmont Community Church
  • Troop 4 – Beach School Parents Organization
  • Troop 6 – Corpus Christi Catholic Church Men’s Club
  • Troop 11 – Piedmont Community Church
  • Troop 15 – Piedmont-Montclair Rotary Club
  • Crew 88 (High Adventure Crew) – Piedmont High School Parents Club
  • Crew 22 (Piedmont Community Service Crew) – Piedmont High School Parents Club
  • Crew 42 (Camp Service Crew) – Piedmont High School Parents Club
  • Ship 16 (Sea Scouts) – TBD
  • Post 1 (Piedmont Service Squad) – Piedmont Middle School Parents Club
  • Post 911 (Police Explorers) – Piedmont Police Department

Advisory Board

  • Hon. Carl Anderson
  • Jeremy Bowers
  • Gray Cathrall
  • J. Robert Coleman, Jr.
  • Rev. Leo Edgerly, Jr.
  • Susan J. Smegal
  • Wes Smith

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