Scott believes in the mantra, “There is a big difference between ‘getting it’ and ‘getting it done.'” Scott has worked in energy public affairs, customer communications, project management, community relations and stakeholder engagement for more than 40 years. He has experience in diverse energy-related organizations, including electric, oil, gas, pipeline and research. Scott has led energy efforts that include nonprofit trade groups, emerging leader development, workforce, higher education and economic development. He has participated in projects in 40 states while based in North Carolina, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
“Starting in the energy field in the mid-1970’s, I have seen dramatic changes in the energy industry. Technological advancements have improved efficiency and consumer engagement. The 1970’s emergence of environmental issues have bloomed from theory to hard science. Individuals have increased responsibility to understand more about their energy and how to manage it. Energy organizations have a heightened need for multi-dimensional customer focus.”
Scott believes a need for increased consumer engagement requires expanding public access to helpful information. “Energy and environmental research have increased. Niche groups highlight narrow power industry topics. Streams of data are major torrents now. My goal is provide a voice from a perspective earned through decades of work in energy and across the span of energy fields.”
Bea is an author and keynote speaker generally on topics around entrepreneurship as well as motherhood. Her book, What Harvard Taught Me But My Kids Made Me Learn, will be released late 2018. At age 27, she was CEO of a $5M Silicon Valley technology company. She has launched several high-tech (and non) companies. One exit which afforded Bea 6 years off on a resort bridge-less island where she dedicated her time to raising her three (then) small children. Bea recognizes the important role energy plays in any business and household. So, she decided to learn more about how it is sourced, priced, and delivered. She explores energy matters and shares her learning through Energy Consumers of the Carolinas. Bea serves as a founder, mentor, investor, and board member to several companies. She has also served as the Executive Director of the entrepreneurial non-profit The Creative Coast and was the Chair of the ForbesBooks Entrepreneurship Practice Group. Bea is a Liberty Fellow and part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University.