Scott is a co-founder of Aloterra and serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer. In these positions, he leads Aloterra's teams for legal, government relations, corporate development (investment projects) and new business development (strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities) to achieve the company's goals of producing next-generation, renewable energy sources and biobased chemicals and consumer products developed from dedicated energy crops.
His work with Aloterra merges his two decades of professional work in law and economic development. As legal counsel to the oil and energy industry, as well as state governments and ports, he worked to address historical environmental contamination issues and advised on ongoing regulatory and compliance concerns. Prior to law, his economic development work focused on issues in distressed communities with a macro focus on project funding, legislative measures and lobbying, and a micro focus on grass roots community organizing, housing development and small business development.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Xavier University, as well as a Master of Science in Social Work from Saint Louis University. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a member of Law Review and an Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights Fellow.