Pattison Selected to Head
National Governors Association
2013 ABFM Chair, Former NASBO Executive Director, Takes Lead of NGA
(PRESS RELEASE) The National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee has named Scott Pattison as the new NGA executive director and chief executive officer.
Pattison most recently served as executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), a position he held since 2001. Prior to that, Pattison served as the state budget director and head of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget and also served in the office of the Virginia Attorney General as counsel. He also served in several roles at the Federal Trade Commission. Identified as an important â€œplayerâ€ in public policy by The Washington Post, Pattison is frequently interviewed by national news organizations including National Public Radio.
â€œI am pleased to welcome Scott Pattison as our new executive director,â€ said NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. â€œScottâ€™s experience and broad knowledge of the various fiscal conditions affecting states will be a great benefit to governors and our staff.â€
â€œScottâ€™s commitment to, and experience in, public service and his demonstrated ability to work in a bipartisan fashion will be a valuable asset to the NGA,â€ said NGA Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
â€œI am honored to be selected to serve the nationâ€™s governors,â€ said Pattison. â€œInnovative solutions to todayâ€™s most pressing public policy challenges are happening at the state level. I'm excited to join this critical organization to work with governors and the NGA staff to ensure states and the federal government are working together to reach positive results.â€
Pattison is the outgoing chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond and recently served on the board of Old Dominion University. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, serves on the board of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence.
Pattison received a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelorâ€™s degree in political science from the George Washington University. He began his new position on Dec. 1, 2015.
Pattisonâ€™s selection was the culmination of a five-month nationwide search conducted for NGA by the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
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