Officers for Section C-5A are elected annually at the Section Conclave. They serve a one-year term which concludes at the end of the following Section Conclave.

Section Chief – Ben Friend

phone: (402)-610-0258

Golden Sun Lodge


  Section Vice-Chief – Scout Perryman

phone: (785)-432-0316

Kidi Kidish Lodge


Section Secretary – Christian McCoy

phone: (316)-323-7878

Kansa Lodge


Section Adviser – Russ Votava

Phone: (402)-477-9532


Russ Votava is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Founder’s award recipient from the Golden Sun Lodge. Russ held chapter and lodge officer positions during his youth and has served as Chapter Adviser, Associate Lodge Adviser, and Lodge Adviser for the Golden Sun Lodge. In the Cornhusker Council, Russ is the Vice-President of Marketing and serves on various Council, Area and Region committees. Other recognition includes the Silver Beaver Award and the District Award of Merit. Russ is also a recipient of the Honor Medal and has served as a Wood Badge Course Director. He has attended NLS, NLATS and many NOACs working on the OA Shows staff. Professionally, Russ is an Electrical Engineer and owns a software development and communications consulting company.

  Associate Section Adviser – David Steinkruger

Phone: (308)-293-7378