After a month long search to replace Michele Allen as the Executive Director of the Philmont Staff Association, the Board of Directors would like to announce the selection of Randy Saunders.

Randy is currently a professional in the Boy Scouts of America. He will report to Philmont on or about August 1, 2007 and work with Michele until she departs. On August 19, 2007 Randy will assume the title and responsibilities of the PSA Executive Director. Randy has a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from North Carolina State University, worked four years on Philmont staff (backcountry and logistics), and has been an extremely successful District Executive, District Director, Program Director, and Camping Director for Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa, Florida. We are excited about having him lead our staff–and we are convinced that he will continue the positive momentum we have come to expect.

Our Office Manager, Janice Clark, will continue in her current position–we are fortunate to have her, too. Her dedicated efforts go far beyond her job description and help keep our operations smooth and efficient.

The Board of Directors would also like to express our appreciation to everyone that applied–the personnel committee enjoyed talking to the applicants and were impressed with the quality of all that took the time and effort to apply to keep the PSA moving forward.