Term expires '12
'95 Journalism and Mass Communications
Scott lives in Seattle, Wash., with his wife, Priscilla, and works as senior manager of corporate communications for Amazon.com. He leads public relations activities on policy matters, crisis events and other issues for the online retailer. Scott formerly served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy White House press secretary for President George W. Bush. He served as a spokesman for President Bush on issues dealing with homeland security, education, agriculture, energy, and the environment. In 2005 and 2006, Scott was senior public relations manager for Microsoft Corporation. The former Bush-Cheney ’04 national press secretary started his career in Iowa politics as a Dole for President field representative in 1996. He later worked on Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot’s campaign for Senate and for Sen. Charles Grassley before joining the Bush presidential campaign in 1999. Scott received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the ISU Alumni Association in 2005, and his family was named ISU Family of the Year in 1994. As a student, Scott was involved in the Student Alumni Association (now Student Alumni Leadership Council), VEISHEA, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a member of Cardinal Key, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, and Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honor society. Scott also served on the ISU Greenlee School of Journalism Advisory Council from 2007 to 2012. Scott has served on the Membership & Revenue Enhancement Committee, Awards Review & Selection Committee as chair-elect and chair, the Green Initiative Task Force, the Risk Management Task Force, the Young Alumni Council liaison, the Executive Committee, and has chaired the Governance Committee.