Executive Commitee

Russell Smart


Russell has been a Scouting volunteer in Blue Ridge Council, Greenville SC since 1988. Like most volunteers, he has served in many different roles including Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor, Commissioner, Wood Badge Course Director, and Council President. He was chairman of the task force which developed the national scouting program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). He served as National Program Chairman for the 2013 and 2017 National Jamborees at the Summit and he is also a member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve National Committee. Russell is a Life Member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo, and OA Distinguished Service Awards. 

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Andrew Miller

Vice President

Andrew Miller is a life-long Scouter based out of Philadelphia, PA and joined the SBRSA Executive Committee as the Vice President of Membership. He served on the SBRSA organizing committee and has served on Jamboree staff at the Summit and at Fort A.P. Hill. Andrew's Scouting service revolves around outdoor programs, where he serves on the National Camping Task Force, as a section director for First Year Camper/Outdoor Skills at National Camping Schools, as a facilitator at the National Outdoor Conference, and as outdoor programs co-chair for Northeast Region Area 5. Andrew also serves on the Scouting Alumni Association Committee. Andrew has degrees in history, paleontology and business and, when not Scouting, is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. 

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Bob Fish

Central Region Representative

Bob’s serves the BSA's National Committee as the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association (SBRSA) Communications Chair.  He also serves as the National Commissioner Service Team as the Social Media Lead.  Bob also serves as a Wilderness and Remote First Aid Area Advocate/Subject Matter Expert and has worked with Doctoral candidates for The College of Commissioner Science as a theses advisor. Outside of Scouting, Bob volunteers for the American Red Cross.  Bob was most humbled to be awarded the Shofar Jewish Adult Religious Award, Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter award, District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver.  (Speaking of, he 'Used to be a Beaver' - and a staffer too.) 

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James “Jimmy” Spoo

Northeast Region Representative

Jimmy started as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and has been a Scouter for over 40 years. He is an Eagle Scout, the father of two Eagle Scouts, and the recipient of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, the International Scouter Award, the Vigil Honor, and the Sea Badge. He participated in 5 National Jamborees, 5 International Jamborees, one World Jamboree, and one NOAC.

He served in the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) for 27 years, and in 2013, he was selected as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) and inducted into the Special Forces Hall of Fame at Fort Bragg, NC. In 2018, a special stone was placed in his honor at the US Army Ranger Memorial at Fort Benning, GA.

He also served 18 years as the Chief of Special Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) of the US Department of State, and he received Superior Honor Awards for his participation in special operations conducted in Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.

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Mark Harris

Southern Region Representative

Mark has spent his entire scouting career, starting at age 12, in the Atlanta Area Council, Atlanta, GA. During his youth time he was both a member of a Scout troop and an Explorer Post. He is an Eagle Scout and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Like many volunteers he has served in numerous scouting roles, he is currently serving as a Council member-at-large, member of the Council Health & Safety Committee and OA Founders Award & James E. West Fellowship Award Advisor for his Lodge, Egwa Tawa Dee.

Mark is a Vigil Honor OA member and recipient of the Founder’s Award and James E. West Fellowship Award. He is also a recipient of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, and is both Woodbadge and Powder Horn trained.

Mark is Assistant Director with Cherokee County Emergency Management and is certified as a Professional Emergency Manager in the state of Georgia. He is also certified as both a Communications Unit Leader (COML) and Communications Technician (COMT) through the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

Mark is a member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Incident Management Team assisting with planning and public safety operations for large events. He was asked to staff the 2021 NSJ as Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Liaison Team. He has served on staff for 5 National Jamborees, the 2019 World Scout Jamboree as a member of the National Planning Team and Team Lead for the Emergency Management Joint Coordination Center, 14 National Order of the Arrow Conferences along with OA NEXT, 2 OA Indian Summers, and the National OA projects: ArrowCorps5 and SummitCorps. He also visited the 2007 World Scout Jamboree in the U.K. and represented the SBRSA Southern Region at OA Prism. He has also served on staff for Winterfest, the Exploring/Venturing event, for the past 10 years.

Mark is a Charter, Life and 37° North Society Member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association serving as Chairman of the Development Committee and represents the Southern Region.

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Mike Cavalero

Western Region Representative

Mike's been involved in Scouting for 38 years, first in the National Capital Area Council, and for the past 12 years in the San Gabriel Valley/Greater Los Angeles Council, where he currently serves as Council Camping Committee Chair. He's held just about every position at the unit and district level, from Tiger Cub Coach to District Commissioner (where he serves still), as a Wood Badge staffer (a "Fox!"), OA Chapter and Associate Lodge Adviser, has staffed 5 National Jamborees (including the last 2 at the Summit), 4 NOAC's, ArrowCorps5 and SummitCorps. He most recently served as the 2018 NOAC ARC staff Competition Adviser. He holds the Silver Beaver and the Distinguished Commissioner Service Awards (1998), the Vigil Honor and the OA Founders Award. Both of his sons, Nick and Tony, are Eagle Scouts and Vigil Honor holders. 

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Gary Schroeder

Summit Committee Representative

Gary is a Scouting volunteer in the Chester County Council, Exton, Pennsylvania. He has served in a variety of Scouting volunteer roles including Tiger Coordinator, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, JLT Course Director, Wood Badge Course Director, and Council President. Gary is one of the founders of the NYLT Leadership Academy and currently serves as its National Chair. He served as the Adventure Program Chairman for the 2017 National Jamboree and the 2019 World Jamboree. He currently Chairs the recruiting, retention, diversity/inclusion and charter relations teams on the National Membership Committee. Gary is a Life Member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff association. He is recipient of the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

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Matthew Rendahl


Matt began his career with the Boy Scouts of America in May 2008 working seasonally at Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base.  He then joined the fulltime staff of Northern Tier in August 2010 as the Trading Post Specialist.  In February 2013, Matt was promoted to Associate Director of Programs and managed all Canadian operations for Northern Tier.  Matt was promoted to the Director of the Philmont Training Center in October 2015.  Matt joined the Atlanta Area Council in January 2017 as Director of Camping.  In this role, Matt successfully led the summer camping operations at Woodruff and Bert Adams Scout camps which serve about 10,000 Scouts and leaders each summer.  In February 2023, Matt joined the Summit team as the Manager – Program Operations.  Matt is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

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