Please join us as we congratulate Jeff Hotchkiss, who will serve as Scout executive of the Catalina Council in Tucson, Arizona effective May 1, 2019.
Jeff began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Orange County Council in Santa Ana, California. After several assignments there, he moved on to become a field director with the Western Los Angeles County Council in Van Nuys, California and was later promoted to director of finance and administration of the San Gabriel Valley Council in Pasadena, California. He left the profession after being called to serve as the Director of Administration and Finance with Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. He rejoined the profession in Indianapolis with the Crossroads of America Council to help with a capital campaign and later served as a field director. He was then promoted to Scout executive of the Mohegan Council in Worcester, Massachusetts and concluded his tenure there with the successful merger of a neighboring council to form the new Heart of New England Council.
Jeff is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is also Wood Badge trained and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. He has served his church as both an Elder and a Deacon. He’s also been active as a leader in Kiwanis and Toastmaster groups.
Jeff enjoys the outdoors, good movies and like everyone else in the family he always enjoys a good book.
Jeff and his wife Melody have two grown children. Their eldest, Kim, and her Eagle Scout husband, Trygve, live in Minneapolis, as does their younger daughter Becca.
Please help us send Jeff our well wishes in the comments below as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Catalina Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.