Scott brings experience in business management and education policy to Colorado Succeeds. He began his career as an Associate at HVS International, where he provided asset valuation, economic impact studies, and investment management and development consulting for commercial real estate developers, hotel chains, private investors, institutional lenders, and municipalities. Later, Scott joined the Qdoba Restaurant Corporation as a Marketing Manager, where he directed strategic marketing and branding campaigns in corporate markets across the country. Most recently, Scott worked as the Legislative Director for Senator Mike Johnston, where he oversaw the education policy agenda, including the passage of S.B. 191 as the point person for both internal strategy negotiations with other Colorado state legislators and external relations and coalition-building with advocates and interest groups.
Based on his experience, Scott wrote "Creating a Winning Legislative Campaign: the Colorado Story" for Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) to provide reform-minded legislators and advocacy organizations around the country with a roadmap to pursue similar policies in their states.
He is a founding board member of the Rocky Mountain Preparatory School and serves as its Vice Chairman. Scott graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration. While at CU, Scott was a member of the President’s Leadership Class and studied at the IFALPES French Institute of Annecy. Scott earned a Masters Degree in Education, Leadership, and Organizational Change from the University of Denver.
I wake up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day a little difficult.