Scott Gibson is Melwood’s Chief Strategy Officer. He joined Melwood in 2013, bringing more than a decade of public policy expertise, strategic planning leadership, and enterprise-wide human resources management to his role with the organization.
Gibson shapes Melwood’s long-term strategic objectives helping the organization respond to market changes and drive service innovation. By forging partnerships with industry leaders and community stakeholders, he has launched innovative new programs such as abilIT, which prepares people of disabilities to launch careers in IT.
Gibson’s leadership extends beyond Melwood. Governor Larry Hogan appointed Gibson to serve on the Community Health Resources Commission, a grant-making public body established by the Maryland General Assembly to expand access to health care services in underserved communities in Maryland. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley appointed Gibson to serve as the Chair of the Finance Subcommittee of a Task Force to evaluate the City’s proposed real estate transactions. Previous appointments have included the Boards of Directors of pension funds, employee benefits trusts, and regional non-profits.
In 2017, Gibson was honored by The Daily Record and named to its VIP List, which recognizes Maryland’s leaders who are 40 years old or younger based on their professional accomplishments, community service, and a commitment to inspiring change.
Gibson is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration. At Fels, he was awarded the top prize for excellence in political leadership. Gibson earned his Bachelors of Arts from Mount St. Mary’s University, where he later served as an adjunct professor of Political Science for 11 years.