IRVING, Texas, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boy Scouts of America announced today that as part of its commitment to continuing improvement of its technology it has appointed Ron Tozzie as Chief Information Officer for the organization. He will be responsible for developing a new technology vision for the BSA to help lead the organization into its next 100 years of providing education, service, leadership, and adventure opportunities to youth so that they can lead healthy, successful lives.
"We are excited to have Ron join us as CIO and we look forward to his insight and direction in putting technology best practices in place to help shape the future of the BSA," said Deputy Chief Scout Executive and COO Wayne Brock. "It's an exciting time as we continue to innovate and bring more value for our Scouts, parents, volunteers, and local councils across America, and Ron will play a key role in that mission."
As CIO, Tozzie will bridge the needs of BSA constituents with new capabilities in Information Technology, Delivery, and Product Line Management. For 25 years, Tozzie has bridged technology and business strategies, bringing solutions to numerous customers. Ron has a wide range of business experiences, having had leadership roles in start-ups, global tech firms, national services firms, and global business-services firms.
Most recently, Tozzie served at Dell (formerly Perot Systems), where he specialized in business and IT strategy development, with emphases on alignment, execution, and change. He has served multiple industries, including retail and defense research. Tozzie has led product-line management in three distinct industries—robotic control systems, commerce systems, and integrated healthcare management. He has helped lead firms through high growth, tremendous change and large strategy shifts. Additionally, he has delivered in at least 175 manufacturing facilities and 85 businesses in 13 countries.
"I am honored to join such a respected team of executives and become part of one of this nation's most important youth-focused organizations," Tozzie said. "The youth that we serve deserve the best from us on all levels, which is why I am excited to be developing and executing a strategy that will catapult the BSA forward in its information and technology practices."
About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 2.8 million young people between 7 and 20 years of age at more than 290 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America prepares young Americans for life by providing the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
SOURCE Boy Scouts of America