Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Former Utah Senate Minority Leader, Scott N. Howell, to address the Weber and Davis County Democrats

Former State Senator and Democratic nominee for the United States Senate, Scott N. Howell, will address the Weber and Davis County Democrats this Saturday (November 14) at the Golden Corral Restaurant located at 988 Washington Blvd in Ogden, Utah at 8:30 a.m.

Scott will be accompanied by current U.S. Senate candidate Sam Granato.

This casual breakfast is open to everyone including the press. 

Not only is Scott a great speaker, but he has been a true friend and mentor, and I can assure you that this is a breakfast you won't want to miss. 

Hope to see you there!
Scott N. Howell Biography
IBM Policy Director/Executive, Public Sector
Utah State Senator (1990 - 2000)
United States Senate Candidate (Utah) 2000

Scott has been employed by IBM for more than 30 years working in various marketing and sales leadership assignments. Currently he serves as Director/Executive in IBM’s Public Sector, managing the Economic Stimulus (ARRA Legislation) Strategies for the U.S.

Previously he served as the Client Director for the State of California Public Sector, responsible for annual revenues exceeding $500 million. His responsibilities involve information technology and its relationship to governments and educational institutions worldwide to increase effectiveness and efficiency. By coupling his professional and political expertise, Scott is able to provide innovative, visionary, and practical solutions to the countless challenges posed by government/education infrastructure and processes. His ability to effectively communicate, work collaboratively and creatively have helped him to achieve significant success during his business and political ventures.

In 2003 Scott completed a year of Harvard Executive Education to become an “IBM Certified Professional.” In 2006 Scott completed the IBM certification and became a “Master Deal Maker.” MDM was taught at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott served in the Utah State Senate for three terms, eight of these as the Senate Democratic Leader. With his effective leadership, Senator Howell used his unique combination of legislative and professional skills to streamline government through effective technology implementation. Through his leadership and influence, Utah became one of the first states to utilize online government services through portals. Vehicle registration and the use of digital signatures for online documents became a reality for the state. A "lifelong learner" advocate, Scott capitalized his business skills, focusing on creative solutions to the challenges of education. He championed the cause by passing legislation to bring millions of dollars of technological equipment to the classroom, to reduce class size, and to include kindergarten as an integral part of the public school curriculum. His unique skills were utilized on other critical issues such as health care, transportation, public safety, and tax reform. Legislative committee assignments included Health and Human Services, Education, Government Innovation, Transportation, and Olympic Sports Authority. Senator Howell served as the ranking member of the Executive Appropriations Committee responsible for fiscal appropriations of Utah's $800 million annual budget.

Internationally, Scott is a “Smart Communities” advocate, working to shape the future of the world’s community governments in today’s global technology revolution, having consulted with governments of Australia, Japan, Italy, Latvia, and China.

National memberships include the Harvard Policy Group at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the United States Internet Council (Board Member), and the Democratic Leadership Council. Scott also served as an officer in the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and was nominated to and attended the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) education program for leaders and “rising stars.” While in Utah, Scott served on the "2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee". In 1992 he was appointed as a Board Member to the "Intermountain Health Care" organization and served until 2002.

In 2007 Scott was appointed as a Trustee to the Board for Sutter Health. He also serves as the President of the Granite Bay High School Lacrosse Organization and is a Director on the GBHS Booster Club.

Scott's verbal communication skills and ability to connect with large audiences keep him in demand as a popular guest speaker at numerous Technology/Government conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Scott Howell’s entire life has focused on strengthening his business, community, state, and country. His past has taught him compassion and an awareness that assistance can only be rendered through effective, long-term solutions, not quick fixes. While serving in the Senate, he rapidly acquired a reputation as “the master of constituent services”. Genuinely caring for others he tirelessly worked to assist his constituents in finding solutions to their challenges. Quality organizational skills, the ability to build consensus, promote teamwork, and implement problem solving solutions, distinguish him as a "Top Performer" in business and political climates.

Scott attended Dixie State College in Southern Utah on a football scholarship, and he graduated from the University of Utah in Political Science. He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of four sons. Among the many positions and titles that Scott has achieved, the one that he cherishes most is "dad".


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