Scott is a visiting fellow at the RAND Corporation where he works on issues related to disaster recovery, resilience, and adaptation. He is on loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he has worked since 2009, previously serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary and on the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
While at HUD, Scott helped to lead the administration of Rebuild by Design: A Planning and Design Competition to Increase Resilience in the Sandy-Affected Region. Prior to Hurricane Sandy, he served as Director of HUD's Disaster Recovery Division, where he managed the Department's portfolio of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.
Prior to joining HUD, Scott served as Policy Director for the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding housed within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Scott joined the federal government following the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005 where he worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a member of the senior management team for Long-Term Community Recovery.
Prior to his federal service, Scott served as Director of Programs for the Economic and Community Development Institute in Columbus, Ohio and as Director of the Office of Economic Development at The University of Arizona in Tucson. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds degrees in Regional Development and Environmental Planning.