President & Managing Partner

Scott has more than thirty-five years of comprehensive experience in institutional advancement including fund raising, foundation and campaign management, consulting, public relations and marketing, and volunteer and staff management.

Prior to joining FRCI in 2006, Scott served as Vice President for University Advancement at Utah State University and President of the Utah State University Foundation, where he oversaw planning for the university’s first campaign for $300 million. During his tenure, private gifts reached the highest levels in university history. Before joining USU, Scott served the University of Utah as Executive Director of Development and Campaign Director during the planning stages of the university’s third comprehensive campaign for $1 billion. Scott was also a member of the executive staff committee directing the university’s second campaign which raised $760 million. Before managing these broad-based university campaigns, he created the University of Utah’s first comprehensive major gifts program as Director of Major Gifts, and managed or consulted on numerous college-based campaigns.

Preceding his work in higher education, Scott was Associate Director of Development for the Utah Symphony and Director of Development and Chapter Services for the Utah Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International, and has been a presenter at CASE, AFP, USFR and NIC Foundation conferences. He is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Utah’s master of public administration program.

In addition to working on the professional side of non profits, Scott has significant commitment to the volunteer side. He served as President of the Utah Society of Fund Raisers, President of the Tracy Aviary, a board member of the Young Alumni Association at the University of Utah and a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Junior League of Salt Lake City.  He has also served as the International President of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Utah School of Music.

Scott received a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Utah. He was recognized as Fund Raiser of the Year in 2006 by the Utah Society of Fund Raisers.