By Julia Thompson
Oct 27, 2018

Meet the 2018 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipients Part Three

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have shown success in their professional life and community are nominated for the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Men who have gone above and beyond their communities and made a national and international impact are nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

These men have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families. Each recipient will receive recognition worthy of a lifetime’s accomplishments.

The Outstanding Eagle Scout Award 2018

This year we have the pleasure of honoring the following recipients:

James Daniels Gary Dollar
Brandon Doman Brad Frost
Dennis Heaston Stan Houghton
Kevin Johnson Jeff Lind
Stan Lockhart Charles Loveless
Jan Newman Kelly Nielsen
Tom Otterstrom Greg Perry
Brandon Pulsipher James Rasband
Brad Wilcox

In part three of this series, we will take a deeper dive into six of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.

Jeff Lind

Jeff was drawn to the fast-paced world of finance early on and thought he’d make a career of it. But, when a friend suggested he use his drive and innate creative abilities to help start an ad agency, Lind’s plans took a detour—and he’s never looked back. The agency started with one employee, but Lind soon helped it grow to over 70 employees in three offices: New York City, San Francisco, and Salt Lake. He is passionate about cancer awareness and has done media projects with many outlets including Vice President Joe Biden, as part of the White House’s Moon Shot Initiative.

Stan Lockhart

Stan was born and raised in Washington State. He attended BYU on a leadership scholarship, graduating with degrees in business management and Spanish. While at BYU, he met his late wife, Becky. They settled in Provo to raise their three children. In his career, Stan has championed STEM education, manufacturing, and technology. He also served as chair of the Utah Republican Party, member of the Provo City Council, and member of the Utah State Board of Education. Stan has dedicated much of his life to Scouting, serving as the past Utah National Parks Council president and current member of the executive committee. He and his wife Michelle live in Sandy.

Charles Loveless

Raised in Burley, Idaho, Chuck became an accountant for General Electric, the prime contractor for the AEC and the Manhattan Project working on the first IBM computer. At a hospital in Spokane, Chuck designed and implemented the first hospital computing system in the world. He also lectured for IBM throughout the US and Europe regarding computers in medicine. For 17 years Chuck served on BYU campus for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in a branch presidency at the Provo Missionary Training Center.  A Silver Beaver and 75-year pin recipient, Chuck has attended 23 Wood Badge courses. He’s attended 9 BSA National Jamborees and the first Russian Jamboree.

Jan Newman

Jan is a software entrepreneur with over 20 years of executive experience in the industry. His passion is working with small startup companies helping them focus on business strategies that will help them capture market share and grow their business. Jan has held executive level positions with multi-billion dollar companies as well as small start-up ventures. A few years ago Jan returned from serving as president of the Nebraska Omaha Mission. Currently, Newman is a partner at SageCreek Partners, a business consulting firm.

Tom Otterstrom

Tom grew up traveling the country as an Air Force brat. He settled in Salem, Utah, where he joined the Order of the Arrow in 1978 and earned his Eagle in 1980. He has been a registered Boy Scout since 1973 and works as a journeyman electrician to pay for his Scouting addiction. He served as the Scoutmaster for Troop 72 before serving as the chapter, lodge, and section advisor in the OA. Currently, he is the Scofield representative to the Council asset management committee, 11-year-old Scout leader, and lodge advisor. Tom and his wife Lorie have three children and one grandchild with another on the way.

Brandon Pulsipher

As vice president of technical operations for Adobe’s Experience Cloud, Brandon Pulsipher ensures delivery of Adobe’s enterprise cloud solutions, including infrastructure, security, service management, cloud architecture, and site reliability engineering. He joined Omniture in 1998, which Adobe acquired in 2009. Over the past 20 years, he has led various technology functions for the business, which has scaled from a single location to over 600 personnel distributed across the globe. Pulsipher studied computer science and business at Brigham Young University. One of his many passions is community service. He serves on the board for Humanitarian Experience for Youth (HEFY), which sends thousands of youth on international humanitarian expeditions each year.

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Author: Julia Thompson | BA in English from BYU | Fund Development and Marketing Specialist | Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council

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