About the BSA

National President (Volunteer)

Randall Stephenson SNRRandall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T,  serves as the 36th national president of the Boy Scouts of America.

Stephenson has a long history of support to and service in the BSA. He has served on the National Executive Board since 2005, and is a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award — the highest commendation given by the BSA for extraordinary service to youth.

He became national president in May 2016, succeeding former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates. He will serve two, one-year terms.

Stephenson began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1982 in Oklahoma. He served as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2001 to 2004, and from 2004 to 2007 he served as the company’s chief operating officer. He was appointed to AT&T’s board of directors in 2005, and has served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2007.

In addition to his role as the BSA’s national president, he also is a member of the board of directors of Emerson Electric Co. and Boeing, as well as a member of the PGA TOUR Policy Board.

Stephenson received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Master of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Lenise, have two daughters.