The Boy Scouts of America has named Roger A. Krone as its new president and CEO, following his retirement from a distinguished tenure as chairman and CEO of Leidos. Under Krone’s leadership for nine years, Leidos saw a near tripling of its revenue and a doubling of its workforce.
An Eagle Scout, Krone has long embodied the Scout’s ethos, having spent his summers at Scout camp and Philmont Scout Ranch. His 45-year career in engineering and aerospace has been consistently informed by the principles and experiences gained from scouting, reflecting the organization’s enduring influence on its members.
“As a life-long Scout, the opportunity to lead the Scouting movement represents the perfect capstone to a long and fruitful career and a chance to give back,” Krone said. “The program was a big part of my life and the lives of my children. I want to make sure every child has an opportunity to have that same amazing experience.”
Before Leidos, Krone held several leadership roles, including serving as president of network and space systems at Boeing. He’s an inspiring leader with a passion for people, with experience in uniting teams under a shared vision to achieve goals.
Krone has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is a licensed commercial pilot and a certified public accountant, a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
“Roger Krone has spent his entire career transforming complex businesses and preparing them for what lies ahead,” said Brad Tilden, who serves as BSA’s national chair. “His experience, combined with his personal passion for Scouting, will enable him to look at a familiar organization in new ways and find innovative approaches to welcoming more youth into the adventure of Scouting. Our movement could not be more excited to welcome him as our new leader.”
Krone, Tilden and National Commissioner W. Scott Sorrels will work together as BSA’s “National Key 3,” according to BSA.
Krone succeeds Roger C. Mosby as the organization’s top administrator. Mosby was appointed in December 2019 and recently announced his retirement, effective Nov. 8.
“On behalf of the entire Scouting movement, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Roger Mosby,” Tilden said. “Leading the restructuring process was exceptionally challenging, and Roger demonstrated unwavering determination and resolve throughout. We will never be able thank him enough for what he’s done for Scouting.”