Scott, Winston

Senior Vice President for External Relations and Economic Development
Office of Economic Development

Personal Overview

COMMUNITY SERVICE

•Lifelong commitment to community service demonstrated through activities as:
•Volunteer aircraft and piloting experience for Angel Flight South Central
•Bronze Eagle Summer Flight Academy Instructor
•Associate Board Chair of the Tallahassee Challenger Learning Center
•Keynote Speaker for such organizations as:
– Microsoft International Conference
– IBM National Conference
•Guest Speaker for:
– Public and private schools to inspire students to achieve and to spark their interest in pursuing careers in science and technology
– Commencement exercises at universities, colleges, and high schools
– Business, professional, and community organizations around the world
•Judge at numerous Academic Olympics at schools throughout the country
•Volunteer in Habitat for Humanity building projects

PERSONAL INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

•General Aviation Pilot (own/fly a Piper Saratoga; fly Piper Archer II and III)
•Electronics Hobbyist
•Martial Arts, 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate
•Music; plays trumpet with several Brevard County bands.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts, Music Florida State University 1972
Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering United States Naval Postgraduate School 1980
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Florida Atlantic University 1997
Honorary Doctor of Engineering Michigan State University 2007

Professional Experience

Vice President and Deputy General Manager
Jacobs Engineering, Engineering and Science Contract Group (ESCG)(2006-2008)

Executive Director
FLORIDA SPACE AUTHORITY (FSA) (2000— 2006)

Associate Dean & Adjunct Instructor
FAMU – FSU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (2003)

Vice President for Student Affairs (2000 — 2003)
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (1999)
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, Florida (1999 — 2003)

NASA SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
Astronaut (MS–2 Mission Specialist–Flight Engineer)
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION (1992 — 1999)

Captain & Aviator
UNITED STATES NAVY, 1972 — 1999

Selected Publications

HONORS & AWARDS

Davis Productivity Award
U. S. Black Engineer of the Year (Government), 1998
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Achievement Award, Philadelphia Chapter
NASA Space Flight Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal (2)
Expert Rifleman Medal
Sharpshooter Pistol Medal
Navy E Ribbon (2)
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

APPOINTMENTS

Southern Company, Board of Directors
C&C Computers International, Board of Directors
Florida Space Authority, Gubernatorial Appointee to the Board of Supervisors
(The organization directing all nonNASA space flight activities in Florida)
Base Realignment & Closure Committee, Gubernatorial Appointee
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board, Appointed Member, 1999 2001
(An advisory board to the National Academy of Sciences)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, CSA Executive Committee
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Member
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Senior Member
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Member
National Naval Officers Association, Member
Navy Tailhook Association, Member
Naval Helicopter Association, Member
Bronze Eagles Association of Texas, Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Member
Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, Member
Shotokan Karate Association, Member
Association of International Tohgi Karate-Do, Member

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Book Reflections From Earth Orbit by Captain Winston E. Scott published by Apogee Books in 2005

Sought out for public appearances and media events around the world, e.g.:
Under contract as Technical Advisor to NBC and its affiliates, giving hundreds of TV, radio, and print interviews in the aftermath of the Columbia tragedy
Provided live commentary for John Glenns 2nd space flight for the Fox Network
Featured in several documentaries for PBS and the Discovery Channel
Featured in several documentaries for PBS and the Discovery Channel
Appeared on national television as an expert on aeronautics, including:
Invited as the only guest for a full onehour Phil Donahue Show