Jewel D. Scott
Jewel D. Scott is the Executive Director of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, a membership organization of chief executive officers of major companies in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Ms. Scott was named Executive Director in 1994, after serving for five years as Director of Research and Planning.
Before joining the Civic Council's staff, Ms. Scott was a city manager and had previous experience as a member of the City Manger's staff in Kansas City, Missouri and as a journalist.
Ms. Scott serves on the University of Kansas Advancement Board, the Missouri Biotechnology Association's (MOBIO) Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the MOBIO Public Policy Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.
is one of the partners in the Brookings Institution's
Metropolitan Blueprint initiative.
She is a National Academy of Public Administration fellow and a member of the International City and County Management Association and the American Society for Public Administration.
Previously, Ms. Scott
on the Education Commission of the States
(ECS) for several years, has been appointed by Missouri governors to serve on various task forces and commissions on transportation, education standards, teacher preparation, higher education reform, math and science education, and on the Governor's Economic Stimulus Coordination Council
She was a founding board member of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) and served on the Board of Directors as its treasurer.
She also was a founding member of the Advisory Board for PREP-KC, an education intermediary previously funded by the Gates Foundation and Kansas City philanthropy to facilitate reform in the metropolitan area's urban school districts.
Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Kansas.
She is a past president of the KUCIMAT organization.