Meet Frank Tsuru

Meet 2018 Eagle Dinner keynote speaker, Frank Tsuru!

NESA President and Eagle Scout ’77, Troop 51, Deerfield

Frank Tsuru co-founded Momentum with Bill Pritchard in 2004 and currently serves as its CEO.  Most recently he accepted, in addition to his executive role at Momentum, the President and CEO position at Indigo Minerals Inc., an E&P company operating primarily in North Louisiana.

Tsuru graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1982.  His first assignment was as a drilling and production engineer for TXO Production Corp. in Denver, CO and was selected to be part of the corporate Engineering and Evaluation team that handled all of the company’s reserves and M & A work. Following TXO’s asset sale and merger into Marathon Tsuru founded Southwestern Production, a company focused on the Coal Bed Methane development in the San Juan Basin of SW Colorado.  That company was sold to Conoco Phillips and Tsuru was tapped to run the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering.  In 2002, Tsuru started Aka Energy, another successful midstream company for the Tribe before starting Momentum in 2004.  As a serial entrepreneur, Tsuru and his business partner have sold six companies over the past 13 years.

Frank is an Eagle Scout and is active with the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  He is the past chairman of the board for the 55,000 scout organization and currently serves as the President of the National Eagle Scout Association and is on the Executive Committee of the National Board of BSA.  Furthermore, Tsuru has been honored with both the NESA – Outstanding Eagles Scout Award (NOESA) along with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA).  The NOESA and the DESA awards are to recognize Eagle Scouts that have continued to exhibit excellence locally, nationally and internationally and is the only recognition that BSA provides adults that have achieved the rank of Eagle.

Frank is very involved with community, national and international philanthropic organizations.  In addition to his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, he currently serves on the board and is the immediate past board chair for Yellowstone Academy, a faith-based school serving elementary age students living in extreme poverty. Additionally, Tsuru is Vice-Chairman of the Star of Hope Mission, an organization started in 1907 to serve the homeless in Houston.

The Tsuru family has spent the past six summers in Lusaka, Zambia serving AIDS orphans through a USA, Christian-based organization called Family Legacy Missions International (FLMI).  Through FLMI, the Tsuru family have been fortunate to serve the least by providing education, shelter, food and clothing.  Finally, Frank is very involved with his church, Memorial Drive Presbyterian.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us: Meet Frank in person by registering for the 2018 Eagle Dinner.

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