Following an extensive selection process, the BSA has named Wayne Brock its next Chief Scout Executive. Brock has served as deputy Chief Scout Executive since Oct. 1, 2009, giving leadership and direction to all aspects of operations of the National Council.
Wayne Brock began his career in 1972 as a district executive in New Bern, North Carolina, and then served on the staff in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also has served as Scout executive in Athens, Georgia; as an area director; as Scout executive in Orlando, Florida; as regional director of the Southern Region; and as assistant Chief Scout Executive.
Brock is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Carolina University. Wayne and his wife, Ernestine, have a married son and one granddaughter. Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca concludes an exceptional career with his retirement on Aug. 31. Wayne will then assume the office on Sept. 1.
The selection committee will recommend to the Executive Board for approval an exception to the mandatory 65-year-old retirement age, which will allow Wayne to serve in this position until the age of 67.