Scott D. Pattison
Scott D. Pattison is the executive director and CEO of the National Governors Association, the nonpartisan association of the 55 state and territorial governors. Before joining NGA, he served for over 14 years as director of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Pattison started his career in the federal government at the Federal Trade Commission in the late 1980s. Later, he served as the executive director of the National Consumer Coalition. He also served as Virginia's state budget director and head of the state's Department of Planning and Budget. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond, he received his law degree from the University of Virginia.