Brian P. Williams Elected President of Boy Scouts of America Central Region

Brian P. Williams

Congratulations to Brian P. Williams, a Co-Managing Partner at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK), who is being formally elected President of the Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at the 2014 BSA National Annual Meeting, which is being held May 22nd and 23rd in Nashville, Tenn.

Brian has made a nearly-lifelong commitment to Scouting. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; and he and his wife Barbara are proud that both of their sons are also Eagle Scouts. Over the past 30-plus years, Brian has held a variety of volunteer and leadership positions ranging from Cub Master for his sons’ pack to leadership positions at the Council, Area and Region levels. For the past two years, Williams has served as Executive Vice President of the Central Region. As Central Regional President, he will succeed David L. Steward, founder and Chairman of the Board of World Wide Technology, Inc.

“Boy Scouts of America has provided programming to help youth and young adults build character and become responsible citizens in a fun, engaging, outdoor environment for more than 100 years,” said Williams. “It’s an honor to serve for the largest youth-serving organization in the world and be a part of this legacy.”

The BSA is organized into Central, Northeast, Southern, and Western regions. The Central Region covers all or most of the following13 states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. The Central Region boasts approximately 465,000 youth members/participants in more than 21,000 units/posts.

Williams has practiced business, economic development, contract, employment, real estate, estate planning, religious organizations, and trust litigation for more than 30 years. He brings a keen understanding of people and organizations to his legal practice. He is an effective advocate for his clients in the court room or at the mediation table, as well as an effective advocate for a new business seeking to locate in the Southwestern Indiana region.

In addition to his extensive service to Boy Scouts of America, Williams has held leadership positions with the Indiana University Alumni Association, Rotary Club of Evansville, Inc., United Methodist South Indiana Conference, Inc., Deaconess Hospital Foundation, Legal Aid Society of Evansville, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Historic New Harmony Foundation, and other civic organizations.

Williams earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1978 and his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, in 1981. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine and rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. Among numerous honors and awards, Williams has received the Rotary Club Cliff Dochterman Community Service Award, Evansville Bar Association James B. Gresham Freedom Award, Boy Scouts of America Silver Antelope Award, Indiana University School of Law Distinguished Service Award, United Way Volunteer of the Year Award, Civitan Club Citizens of the Year Award, Indiana University Blue Key and Board of Aeons, and Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

About Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP
Founded in 1908, Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is an experienced full-service civil law firm dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients including privately-held businesses, public companies, healthcare providers, professionals, financial institutions, manufacturers, universities, insurers, non-profit organizations, individuals, and trusts and estates. Relationships with our clients are highly-valued; and we strive to be long-term counselors and partners to successfully meet each client’s unique needs.

KDDK is recognized as a leader in numerous areas of civil law including: business; creditors’ rights and collections; construction; economic development; education; environmental; estates, trusts and probate; family and private adoption; government, schools and municipal, health care; immigration; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation, trials and appeals; mediation and arbitration; medical malpractice defense; mineral; real estate; tax and employee benefits; and workers’ compensation defense.  For more information about KDDK and the full scope of the firm’s legal services, please visit or call (812) 423-3183.

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