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Paula Thomasson Scott†has held senior positions in the legislative and executive branches of government, and brings more than fifteen years of experience in public policy, government and media relations, and international trade issues to her work.
Ms. Scott has developed and implemented strategic communications plans for trade associations, coalitions and Fortune 500 companies on a broad range of public policy issues including biotechnology, food safety, agriculture, energy and trade.† She also specializes in crisis management and communications, corporate image campaigns and corporate and personal reputation management.
Prior to joining RussellWilliams, Ms. Scott was director of the Washington office of First International Resources, LLC, an international strategic communications and political consulting group based in New Jersey.† In that capacity she served as the firmís Washington representative in AG Global Solutions, a joint venture between First International and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP.† She was also a managing director in the Washington office of BSMG Worldwide, now Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate.
A political appointee in the Clinton Administration, Ms. Scott was a senior international trade and legislative affairs advisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.† As an international advance consultant for both President and Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Scott traveled to numerous countries on behalf of the White House from 1993-2000.† She also served as campaign scheduler to President Clinton during the 1996 election and worked for former senators David Pryor (D-AR) and Dale Bumpers (D-AR).
Ms. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas and completed a minor degree in political science at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
An avid horsewoman, she is married to Greg Scott, a Washington attorney.† They have one child, Meredith Hazel.


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