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koehler.pngThe Texas Southwest Council welcomes Devin D. Koehler, CFRE as the new Scout Executive / CEO. Devin comes to us from the Sam Houston Area Council, Houston, Texas as a 15 year veteran of the professional movement with Scouting involvement since 1987.

As a youth member in New Braunfels, Texas, he earned the Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout, and the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award. He has also completed Woodbadge, the Commissioner’s Arrowhead, Scouter’s Key, and Doctorate of Commissioner Science. Devin is a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow and a James E. West Fellow. He attended the 1993 Jamboree, 1994 NOAC, three Philmont treks in 1994 & 1995, Kanik 1995 and National Jamboree Staff in 2001. During college he was active as a volunteer Assistant Scoutmaster, Associate Venturing Crew Advisor, District Training committee member and Roundtable commissioner staff. He also worked for the Philmont Scout Ranch as Manager of the News and Photo Service during college.

After graduating from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas and earning a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance, he began working for the Conquistador Council in Hobbs, New Mexico as a District Executive. He was promoted to Senior District Executive in March 2004. While on the Conquistador Council staff he was the Dowling Aquatics Base Camp Director, Council Popcorn Advisor, OA Staff Advisor, and a few other Council responsibilities. In March of 2006, he was promoted to Field Director of the Concho Valley Council where he served three executives and two staff members over a 39,100 square mile area and had responsibilities in Council Program, Finance, Membership and Unit service, serving twice as Acting Scout Executive. In January 2011, he was promoted to Senior Development Director of Endowment & Planned Giving were he has raised over $10 million dollars for the Endowment of the Sam Houston Area Council.

Outside of Scouting, Devin served as President of the Hobbs Rotary Club 2005-2006 and directed the construction of the Rotary Dream Park, first Handicapped accessible park in the City of Hobbs. Devin enjoys RVing, hunting, photography, kayaking and spending time with his wife Deon and four children, Camden, Colton, Carter and Cash.


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