Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D. – “People and Communities Matter”
CEO, Beverly Scott Associates, LLC; and Senior Partner, Parker Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Dr. Scott’s career in the public transportation industry spans more than three decades, including four appointments as CEO/General Manager – Boston, Atlanta, Sacramento, and Rhode Island. She is a past Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). And is a frequent speaker on the critical need to invest in smart, next generation infrastructure to advance American competitiveness, sustainable outcomes, and shared prosperity – inclusive and equitable communities. Her personal executive management consultant practice specializes in workforce development at all levels; policy and practices that advance inclusion, equity and achieve positive outcomes for ALL people and communities.
Dr. Scott is a Senior Partner, Parker Infrastructure Partner, LLC, (https://parkerinfrastructure.com) an infrastructure investor that places a priority on helping to develop projects that create value for both the public and private sectors – improve economic, social impact, and environmental outcomes for all people and communities. And, the Founder/CEO of “Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure+” (iyai+), a national non-profit focused on developing the 21stcentury workforce needed to build and sustain 21stcentury, best-in-class American infrastructure – across the critical infrastructure sectors.
She volunteers as a Senior Fellow at the Transportation Learning Center, a unique transportation labor-management partnership focused on skills training, research, safety and health for the sector’s frontline workforce (www.transportcenter.org); is a Research Associate and Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University (www.transweb.sjsu.edu); and serves in an Advisory capacity to the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University Law School in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, equity and inclusion.
In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a panel of experts including top business executives, leading academics and local government officials who report to the White House through the US Department of Homeland Security with the responsibility for making policy recommendations to protect and preserve the physical assets that are critical to the U.S. economy and national security. In 2012, she was appointed NIAC Vice Chair and currently serves in that capacity (www.dhs.gov/nationalinfrastructure).
Through her career, she has received numerous awards and recognitions, i.e., named a “Transportation Innovator of Change” by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2012 for her long record of exemplary leadership and service in the transportation industry, the Hubert Humphrey Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Political Science Association (ASPA), 2015 Government Sector Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Service, the prestigious Sharon A. Banks Humanitarian Service Award from the Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences; and named a Woman of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar.
She currently serves on the national Boards of the American Public Transportation Association, Jobs To Move America (Vice Chair), and Americans for Transit.
Dr. Scott holds a doctorate in political science from Howard University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fisk University (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa).