Wayne M. Perry currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Shotgun Investments, LLC. He began his telecommunications career with McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. in 1976, serving as legal officer, General Counsel, President, and finally Vice-Chairman, a position he retained until McCaw’s merger with AT&T Wireless. He co-founded Edge Wireless, LLC in 2000 where he served as CEO until it was sold to AT&T in 2008. He is also a minority owner of the Seattle Mariners major league baseball team, and serves on the Board of Directors of Baseball of Seattle, Inc.
Wayne has a B.A. from the University of Washington (Cum Laude), a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (Cum Laude) and an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and a member of the University of Washington Business School Advisory Board and teaches a Business Simulation course on mergers and acquisitions there as a visiting professor.
In 1980, Wayne began his work with Scouting as a Cubmaster with Pack 601 in Bellevue, WA. He has filled many positions since then, including Scoutmaster, District Chairman, Council President (Chief Seattle Council), Regional President (Western Region), a member of the National Executive Board, International Commissioner, and a member of the World Scout Foundation Board. He currently serves as the immediate past President of the Boy Scouts of America.
In addition, Wayne has received numerous Scouting Awards, including the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo, Heroism Award, and the Bronze Wolf Award. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow and holds the Wood Badge.
Wayne and is wife, Christine (who also holds the Wood Badge), are the parents of four Eagle Scout sons: Kevin, Gregory, Douglas and Justin. In addition, Wayne is a private pilot, and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
Wayne and Christine believe their donations to World Scouting are a great investment in the youth of the world. No other youth-serving organization can teach youth about leadership and character with the efficiency of Scouting.