Planit’s Co-Founder and Executive Creative Strategist Recognized at Annual Boy Scouts Event

BALTIMORE (December 4, 2012) — Ed Callahan, co-founder and executive creative strategist at Planit, was named Eagle Scout CEO of the Year by the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (BAC, BSA). Known for celebrating central Maryland CEO Eagle Scouts, the award recognizes those who exceed expectations in their leadership roles within their designated fields, as well as in their communities.

An active member of the BAC, BSA since his Cub Scout years, Callahan exemplifies what it means to be a leader and an Eagle Scout. Leading the agency he founded more than 18 years ago, Callahan has become a pioneer in the advertising industry, both locally and on the national level.

“Ed Callahan represents the best in Baltimore as a CEO and as an Eagle Scout,” said Ethan Draddy, Scout executive and CEO at BAC, BSA. “He continues to lend a hand to kids and parents who truly need Scouting in their lives.”

The BAC, BSA hosted its annual event for some 10,000 alumni Eagle Scouts in central Maryland at The Maryland Club. This event, sponsored by Edwards Project Solutions, celebrated 100 years of Eagle Scouts and honored local Eagle Scouts, Scouters and community members for their commitments to Scouting. In addition to the Eagle Scout CEO of the Year Award, many other leaders were recognized at the BAC, BSA Annual Event, including:

  • Eagle to Eagle Award: This award is presented to an adult Eagle Scout for their service to the young men on the trail to Eagle Scout.
    • Honoree: David Hodnett, Vice President, PNC Wealth Management
  • Friend of the Eagle Award: This award recognizes an adult who is not an Eagle Scout, but who has helped support Scouts on their trail to Eagle.
    • Honoree: Richard “Dick” Story, Senior Vice President, JPB Partners
  • Eagle Scout Project of the Year: This award is presented to a central Maryland Eagle Scout in recognition of his leadership and commitment to his community as expressed through the completion of an outstanding service project.
    • Honoree: Thomas Surdu of Abingdon, Maryland. Mr. Surdu fundraised for and facilitated the beautification and rededication of the Civilian Memorial at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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About the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Headquartered in Baltimore, the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America serves more than 36,000 young people in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Harford Counties and Baltimore City. The council is among the 20 largest in the United States and is led by more than 15,000 volunteers. More than 700 community organizations, representing educational, religious, non-profit, civic and business organizations join in partnership with the Baltimore Area Council by chartering more than 900 Scouting units.