As Frisco Park Foundation's executive director, Scott is responsible for the design, operation and maintenance, donor relations, programming, and ongoing evolution of Hall Park, a six-acre community arts and culture public park in Frisco. The foundation is a charitable supporting organization under the banner of CFT, and it operates as a public-private partnership with the City of Frisco.
Before joining CFT, Scott was executive director of the Millennium Park Foundation in Chicago, and, prior to that, director of Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. He has also held a variety of positions with the Park District of Oak Park, Morton College, Kankakee Community College, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Scott holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Illinois College and a Ph.D. in environmental horticulture from the University of Florida.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceScott is active in the American Society of Landscape Architects as an affiliate member and is involved with the National Association of Park Foundations, World Urban Parks and American Public Gardens Association.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Rapid growth across Texas — particularly in the DFW and North Texas regions — has brought with it numerous social and economic challenges, as well as tremendous opportunities for impact, equity and change. CFT has willingly stepped to the forefront to take on the issues and opportunities for the betterment of all Texans. Such vision and dedication are rare in today's world — and an inspiration. For these reasons, and hundreds more, I came to CFT and am proud to be part of CFT."
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