National Advisory Council

Scott Howell

Scott N. Howell currently is a consultant providing government relations consulting to businesses and organizations, including several development companies, a solar group, an education organization, and various business and civic entities. Scott also provides business dispute resolution as a trained/certified mediator.

Scott spent 34 years with the IBM Corporation most recently as Director for the Public Sector Industry guiding government and business leaders in pursuit of outcome-based strategies and successful delivery of implementation initiatives. He drove major deal opportunities, selling hardware, software, services, and solutions.

During 1990 to 2000 Scott served as a Utah State Senator. For eight of those years he served as the Senate Minority Leader. He passed a variety of transformational legislation, particularly in educational, environmental, and technology arenas. He served on legislative committees including Education Appropriations, Health and Human Services, Government Innovation, Transportation, and Executive Appropriations. In 2000 and 2012 Scott was elected as the Democratic Nominee for the United States Senate. Both campaigns were based on aggressive grassroots effort that grew to hundreds of volunteers across the state.

Scott attended Dixie College his freshman year having received a football scholarship. He graduated from the University of Utah where he received his BA in Political Science; minors in Education and Business. His professional development has included receiving the Master Deal Maker from Wharton School of Business, the IBM Certified Professional from Harvard University Business School, and the Strategic and Tactical Policy Planning from the University of Virginia.

Scott currently serves as a Board Member of Sutter Health the largest non-profit health care organization in California. He is serving as Co-Chair of the Utah Debate Commission and as Chair of the Pioneer Park Coalition. He is a Board Member of Envision Utah, the Olene Walker Housing Trust Fund, the Committee of Consumer Services, and the BYU Student Civic Engagement Advisory Board.

Among Scott’s many titles and board positions, the one Scott enjoys most is that of “DAD” and “GRANDPA”.