Eagle Scouts : NESA Chair - Richard Mason

New York, N.Y. (October 2013)

The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America has chosen Richard G. Mason as its National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Committee Chair. Mason will lead the Committee’s efforts to identify and engage adult Eagle Scouts to become active resources in Scouting. GNYC President Alair Townsend explains, “Ricky has time and again demonstrated the qualities of leadership that can inspire our adult Eagle Scouts to offer their time and skills to strengthen our communities.”


Richard (Ricky) Mason has been a partner in the Restructuring and Finance Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1994. He is active in all aspects of the firm's insolvency practice. He has represented bank and bondholder groups, creditors' committees, significant shareholders and acquires in many bankruptcy cases. Mr. Mason is the past co-chair of the International Secured Transactions & Insolvency Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and a vice-chair of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of the UJA-Federation of New York's Lawyers Division. Mr. Mason graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in economics, and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. Mr. Mason received a J.D. cum laude from New York University. 

An Eagle Scout, he is a recent recipient of the Greater New York Council’s Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver Award and serves on their board as Vice President of Alumni Relations. Together with his wife and children, Mr. Mason founded the Mason Family Civic League, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing educational, art and civic support in Hoboken, New Jersey and beyond.


The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America has helped over five million young people become “Prepared for Life” since its inception in 1921. Our mission is to serve society by helping to instil values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime and to achieve their full potential. Our diverse programs—Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scoutreach, Exploring, Venturing, and Learning for Life—work with close to 44,000 boys and girls each year.


The purpose of NESA and its local committees is to identify Eagle Scouts and to provide a manpower resource for councils—to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program, and since 1911, has been earned by more than two million young men. 


Contact the Greater New York Council media relations representative, Joseph Schiltz.