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2019 National Order of the Arrow Officers Elected

December 30, 2018     Live from Dallas

Meet the newly elected officers of the Order of the Arrow!

Matt Parsons — National Chief

“2019 will be a turning point for our organization. The things that we accomplish this year will leave an impact on not only how effective our program is today, but how successful we are in the future.”

Hailing from Millsboro, Delaware, Matt is a Vigil Honor member from Nentego Lodge. He is a former Section NE-6A chief and served as the conference vice chief at the 2018 NOAC. Wanting to design residential homes, Matt studies architectural engineering at Delaware Technical Community College. Matt is a Sea Scout and enjoys sailing in his free time. Congratulations, Matt!

Eric Harrison — National Vice Chief

“We have a special opportunity to impact Arrowmen nationwide in 2019. I’m looking forward to taking part in this special time for our Order!”

Eric is a Vigil Honor member from Taylorville, Illinois. After serving as the Illinek lodge chief for two terms, Eric served as section vice chief and section chief for Section C-3B. He has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, as well as the Founder’s Award and James E. West Award. Eric intends to major in marketing at the University of Illinois - Champaign. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends and family. Congratulations, Eric!

Brandon Stahl — Central Region Chief

“Extremely excited for the work we have planned in 2019 and looking forward to focusing on offering support to all our lodges in the coming year. Hoping to visit as many lodge events as possible around our region and nation.”

Hailing from Mishawaka, Indiana, Brandon is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge of the LaSalle Council. He has attended NOAC, Train the Training, National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and NEXT. Brandon is expecting to major in political science, and wants to work as a foreign service office for the US State Department. He enjoys hiking and camping, and has the unique the opportunity to serve as lodge chief, section chief and region chief all in the same year. Congratulations, Brandon!

Sid Salazar — Southern Region Chief

“This coming year is one filled with incredible potential and opportunity. I am ecstatic to be welcoming our first youth females into the Order, and developing more youth leaders across the country. I am extremely excited to be serving as this year’s Southern Region Chief and the many opportunities to impact the youth of our Order that accompany. This year is a year of reflection and working on the roots of the Order, and I can’t wait to see what new and innovative things we come up to continue to progress the Order of the Arrow.”

Sid hails from Franklin, Tennessee and is a Vigil Honor member of Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge of the Middle Tennessee Council. He is a recipient of the Founder’s Award, James E. West Award, and is a OA Legacy Fellow. Sid is a business administration major at Georgia Tech and plans to attend law school after graduation. He enjoys playing basketball and is a brother in Theta Xi Fraternity. Congratulations, Sid!

Ethan Mooney — Northeast Region Chief

Ethan is from Zelienople, Pennsylvania and is a Vigil Honor member of Kuskitannee Lodge of Moraine Trails Council. He has attended the 2013 and 2017 jamborees as well as the 2015 and 2018 NOACs. Ethan attends Slippery Rock University as a cybersecurity/computer science major. He plans to serve as a technology security expert or assist in government operations. Congratulations, Ethan!

Antonyo Mitchell -- Western Region Chief

“I am super excited to host an NLS in my home section at the same place I took my own. I am excited to travel, meet and discuss best practices from chapter and lodge chiefs across the country.”

Antonyo is a Vigil Honor member from Everett, Washington. He joined Scouting in September in 2007, and joined the OA in September 2014. Antonyo has served as two-term section chief for Section W-1N. Studying molecular and cellular biology at the University of Washington, Antonyo wants to become a pediatrics oncologist. In his free time, Antonyo enjoys photography and playing video games. He studied Japanese for four years in high school, and one day wants to travel to Japan. Congratulations, Antonyo!