In partnership with VISTA Today, BSA VISTA Leadership Megastars was created in 2021 to recognize 12 Chester County leaders who are shaping the county’s future through their leadership as demonstrated by their character, service, vision, courage, passion, and humility.
Those who are selected to receive this honor embody the 12 Principles of the Scout Law — Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent — and therefore serve as an exemplary role model for young people.
After giving the public an opportunity to nominate individuals for BSA VISTA Leadership Megastars, the selection committee is excited to announce the 12 winners! Nominees were evaluated based on their:
- leadership (public profile, reputation)
- business success (financial results, career milestones)
- community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy)
- influence (impact on their community, company, industry, or on Chester County’s overall quality of place)
VISTA Today will soon publish the profiles of each BSA VISTA Leadership Megastar. The program will culminate with an awards reception on Wednesday, Sept. 20 hosted by the Chester County Council at its new Program, Activity, and Resource Campus (PARC) in Exton.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Kristin Conran at Kristin.Conran@scouting.org.
The following individuals have been named 2023 BSA VISTA Leadership Megastars:
- Kimberly Brumbaugh, Founder and CEO, Brumbaugh Wealth Management
- Terence Farrell, President, For Real Solutions
- Jeanne Franklin, County Health Director, Chester County Health Department
- Stacey Fuller, Managing Partner, Gawthrop Greenwood
- Frederick Hubler, President and Chief Wealth Strategist, Creative Capital Wealth Management Group
- Ryan Leithead, Senior Sales Manager of Security Business, Siemens
- Cheryl Miles, Community Housing Development Director, Kennett Area Community Service
- Maria O’Connell, Owner, Express Employment Professionals, Chester County
- Gregory Reaves, Founder and Co-Owner, Mosaic Development Partners
- Todd Sowinski, Senior Director of Global Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Security, West Pharmaceutical Services
- Patti VanCleave, Vice President of Workforce Development and STEM, Chester County Economic Development Council
- Greg Vietri, President and CEO, G.A. Vietri Electrical Construction
Chartered more than 100 years ago, the Chester County Council has a rich heritage of developing character and leadership skills in youth. It serves thousands of Scouts each year and partners with more than 80 community organizations to deliver programs and activities that allow youth to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, reinforce ethical standards, and develop leadership and citizenship skills that influence their lives as adults.
Learn more about BSA VISTA Leadership Megastars.