Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Perspecta, was honored Wednesday, May 8th, during the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council’s Good Scout Technology Award Luncheon at the Tysons Corner Marriott in Tysons, Va.
Phil Nolan, general partner of Blue Delta Capital Partners, served as Good Scout chair for the event and presented Curtis with the Good Scout Award for his commitment to advancing the technology sector while exemplifying the values of the Boy Scouts of America.
After accepting the award, Curtis regaled the audience with the invaluable lessons learned from his scouting days in Norfolk, Va. that shaped him into the man and executive he is today. As a Boy Scout, Curtis learned the following lessons:
Show Up on Time
Learn to Take Risks
There are No Shortcuts
Details Do Matter
The Boy Scouts taught Curtis the value of respect, accountability, success, integrity and empowerment that could be applied to business. Curtis transformed these lessons into the five core values that he used to meld three companies, three different cultures and 14,000 employees together to form Perspecta; the company he leads today.
As the recipient of the Good Scout Award, Curtis concluded his speech with a piece of advice that all Boy Scouts understand, “Always do the right thing.”
Mac Curtis, also a five-time Wash100 Award winner, joins an elite group of past co-winners of the Good Scout Award, who also received Wash100 recognition. The list includes:
Dr. J.P. “Jack” London of CACI
Duane P. Andrews of QinetiQ North America
Steve Gaffney of DynCorp
Ken Asbury of CACI
Todd Stottlemyer of the Inova Center for Professional Health
Richard Montoni of Maximus
Past lifetime honoree and the event’s Honorary Chair Mike Daniels acknowledged the significant contributions of almost $200,000 raised for the luncheon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Capital Area Council, the largest youth organization in the Washington D.C. area.
The Boy Scouts of America is consistently recognized as one of the most admirable non-profit organizations in the world. The young men and women of America will greatly benefit from the support of the GovCon industry. Craig Poland, CEO of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council, was on hand to bestow the honor to Mac Curtis.