Scott Burns



March 11th 12:00 PM McNeely 116

Scott co-founded GovDelivery in 2000 just a few months before the City of St. Paul became the company’s first customer. He has spent the past decade supporting his passion of encouraging open government, civic engagement, and technology innovation in the public sector. Scott believes that effective use of technology provides the best opportunity to make both citizens and government better.Prior to co-founding GovDelivery, Scott was the eighth hire at a software company that grew into a 100+ person company and was a consultant at McKinsey and Company. In 2006, Scott was honored with the “Forty Under 40” award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and was named one of 5 “Emerging Leaders” by Twin Cities Business magazine. In 2008, he was one of 25 individuals in the private sector named to Federal Computer Week’s (FCW) prestigious Federal 100 list recognizing people who significantly influence how federal government uses information technology. Scott serves on the board of the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce and the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation. He also sat on the strategic planning advisory committee for the Saint Paul Libraries in 2010 and is an active member of the Minnesota Citizens League. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics.

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