May 23rd - Local Leader Receives Scouting’s Highest Honor
Local Leader Receives
Scouting’s Highest Honor
Goodrich to be honored for decades of service to Scouting
San Diego, CA – May 23, 2008 — BE&K Inc. President and CEO Michael
Goodrich has made a significant impact on thousands of youth through his volunteer
leadership in the Boy Scouts of America. For his three decades of service to
youth, the BSA National Council will honor him with the Silver Buffalo Award at
its Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 23.
Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s highest commendation for service to youth, has
been awarded annually since 1925 to civic-minded men and women who stand out
for their invaluable contributions and service to the youth of America.
A leader in the Birmingham business
community, Goodrich utilizes his corporate talents in developing endowment support
for the BSA. On numerous occasions, he has hosted local, regional, and national
endowment prospects on visits to national Scout jamborees, National Annual Meetings,
and the Philmont Scout Ranch.
A member of the BSA
National Executive Board since 2000, Goodrich has served on the Program,
Supply, Nominating, and National Scout Jamboree Site committees. From 2001 to
2007, he chaired the Boy Scout Committee. Additionally, Goodrich actively
participates in the leadership roles for the Southern Region and the Greater
Eagle Scout, Goodrich previously has received the Silver Beaver and Silver
“Not only is Michael
a distinguished Scout himself, but he also has dedicated his life to serving
our youth,” said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive. “The Boy Scouts of America
is proud to recognize his decades of service. We are grateful for his
commitment to ensuring today’s Scouts receive the same beneficial experiences
as he did.”
community activities include involvement with South Highland Presbyterian
Church, Leadership Alabama, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Diabetes
Trust Fund, the Girls Club of Birmingham, the Kirklin Clinic’s Health Services
Foundation, and numerous professional organizations.
He is chairman and CEO of BE&K Inc.,
a Birmingham-based engineering and construction firm. Goodrich and his wife,
Gillian, have four children and four grandchildren.
the Boy Scouts of America
Serving more than 4.6 million youth between the ages of 7
and 20, with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the BSA is the
nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based
leadership training. The Scouting movement is composed of 1.2 million
volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to
remain the nation's leading youth-service organization. For more information on
the BSA, please visit www.scouting.org.