Scott brings a unique combination of exceptional writing talent and management experience to his work. The hallmarks of his writing include crafting powerful language, synthesizing clear messages from diverse source materials and creating memorable stories.
Scott worked at McMaster University for eight years, directing the alumni relations and donor relations programs before leaving in 2002 to found Macmillan Rae Communications. He was the lead communications officer for the Hamilton 2010 Commonwealth Games bid and an executive member of the 2014 bid. In 2009, he was the lead writer for the successful Toronto 2015 Pan American Games bid – writing both the bid book and the final presentation script. As a fundraising consultant working primarily with Cygnus Applied Research Inc., Scott provides advice and communications materials to a client list that has included Harvard Business School, the YMCAs of America and Canada and three different United Ways.
A busy volunteer, Scott is currently in his sixth year as president of the Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC), an organization working on the rehabilitation of the Hamilton Harbour watershed. He has coached the McMaster University golf team since 2002 and during his six seasons as head coach (2002-2008), he was named OUA Coach of the Year twice.
Scott has a BA and MA in English literature from McMaster where he won the Honour M, the university’s highest recognition for extracurricular achievement.