Council Leadership

The Aloha Council is governed by a 60-member volunteer board of directors and supported by staff.

Meet our council’s “Key 3” leadership team:

Barry Taniguchi

Council President

Jeff Sulzbach

Scout Executive / CEO

Ronald Ling

Council Commissioner


The top volunteer position is our council president, is selected through a nominating committee process and elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a two-year term.

The president and board hire the Scout Executive, who guides and manages our council employees. The third member of the council “key 3” leadership team is the council commissioner, appointed by the board, who directs the volunteers that work directly with leaders of Scouting units to help them succeed.

To effectively administer Scouting, our council is divided into districts, primarily by geography, and the same council leadership pattern repeats. Each has a district chair, who leads the district committee; a district commissioner, who directs the unit commissioners; and is supported by a district executive, the staff member serving the assigned territory.

Voting members of the council consist of:

  • Representatives of each of the community organizations who sponsor (charter) Scouting groups
  • Volunteers serving as board members
  • Council officers
  • Members-at-large of the council


Volunteers & Staff

Council volunteers and staff fulfill various specialized functions including camp operations, training and advancement support, leadership/management of field staff as well as fundraising, budget and financial services.

Over 12,000 youth members are led and supported by more than 4,000 volunteers and 25 full-time paid staff, plus 20 part-time and nearly 50 seasonal (camp staff) employees.