Vice President, Security and Preparedness Edison Electric Institute
Scott has been with EEI since
2009 when he joined the government relations department focusing on security
and several emerging technology issues, including electric grid modernization,
cybersecurity policy, and telecommunications priorities.
He now leads
EEI's security and preparedness team where he focuses on industry security and
resilience initiatives, establishing collaborative partnerships between government
and electric companies—and across critical infrastructure sectors—that enhance
security for the energy sector.
In addition to his role at EEI,
Scott also serves as the Secretary for the Electricity Subsector Coordinating
Council (ESCC). The ESCC is the primary liaison between senior government
officials and industry leaders representing all segments of the sector.
This partnership is held up as a model for how critical infrastructure
operators can work with government, yielding dramatic improvements in security
and preparedness for the electric power sector and the nation.
In these roles, Scott has
provided testimony before several state legislative and regulatory bodies, both
houses of the U.S. Congress, and to the United Nations Security Council.
He speaks frequently with national media, is a board member of The George
Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and has been a
trusted source for policymakers on issues of critical infrastructure security,
including both the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board and the President’s
National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
Prior to joining EEI, Scott was
a senior adviser to Members of Congress serving the 12th Congressional
District of California, including former House Foreign Affairs Committee
Chairman Tom Lantos. From 2001 to 2007, he served as an economic policy
adviser to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.
Scott received a Bachelor's
Degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder for his
undergraduate studies, and a Master's Degree from The George Washington
University Graduate School of Political Management. He also has received
continuing education in executive leadership from the University of
Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He lives on Capitol Hill in Washington,
DC with his wife, two daughters, a mutt, and a not-so-Great Dane.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Scott.