Larry Skerker Named Boy Scout SCOTY Honoree

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The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council have named Larry Skerker as Scouter Citizen of the Year (SCOTY). He will be honored at the 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Wanakah Country Club in New York. For over 30 years, Mr. Skerker devoted his professional career to Robinson Home Products, and retired in 2006 as the company's Executive Vice President. He currently serves as President and CEO of Skerker and Associates LLC.

The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council have named Larry Skerker as Scouter Citizen of the Year (SCOTY). He will be honored at the 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Wanakah Country Club.

For over 30 years, Mr. Skerker devoted his professional career to Robinson Home Products, and retired in 2006 as the company's Executive Vice President. He currently serves as President and CEO of Skerker and Associates LLC.

Mr. Skerker has been an active Board member for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts for over 24 years, and currently serves as Council Treasurer. He is a past recipient of the Council's Silver Beaver award in recognition of his volunteer efforts. He is Secretary of the Board of Directors for the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association. A licensed pilot, Mr. Skerker is a Major in the Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. He also serves as a Deputy on the Scientific Staff Reserve for the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Mr. Skerker received an Executive M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, and his undergraduate degree from Boson University. He has two adult children, Dan and Lizzie. He resides in Buffalo with his wife, Cathy.     

The golf tournament serves as a vital fundraising initiative for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council. Last year's event raised over $35,000 for the Council. All proceeds will benefit local Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Exploring and Scoutreach programs.        

The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council is an incorporated, voluntary association of citizens that provides age-appropriate character-building programs that provide local youth with developmental assets. The Council serves over 17,000 youth in the territory of Erie and western Niagara Counties. Since 1910, the Council's mission has been to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime as they strive to reach their full potential. For more information, visit http://www.wnyscouting.org.

CONTACT:    
Patrick Coviello, 716.891.4073

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