David M. Williams

Scout Executive

865-588-6514 Ext 111


Personal Information

Born:  Memphis, Tennessee

Family Info: Married to his high school sweetheart Amy. They have two children, Grace, a Venturer, and Luke, a Boy Scout.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Hobbies/Interests:  Rotary, hiking, and geocaching

A veteran of the United States Army


Scouting Experience

Eagle Scout; attended the 87-88 World Scout Jamboree; OA Vigil Honor member and Founder’s Award recipient; Wood Badge staff; has trekked Philmont Scout Ranch; Has served as a Pack Committee Chair, Pack Treasurer, Webelos den leader, Troop Committee Member, and Crew Committee Member; a James E. West Fellow; and an Order of the Arrow Legacy Fellow

David began serving as the Scout Executive / CEO of the Great Smoky Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America on March 1, 2015. David’s 20 year career with the BSA began with the Middle Tennessee Council, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. His accomplishments there led him to be selected as the Deputy Scout Executive / COO of the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas.