Scott McPherson has over twenty-six years of public affairs, government relations, issue management, and media relations experience. He currently oversees grassroots issue management efforts in 13 states for Altria Corporate Services, and directs public affairs and media relations for Commuter Advertising, LLC. McPherson has provided strategic counsel to a wide variety of corporations and trade associations including McDonnell-Douglas, BP Amoco, U.S. Steel, The Nuclear Energy Institute, and The American Trucking Association. Most recently, he served as the Acting Communications Director for the Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois.
McPherson was Regional Political Director for the Republican National Committee where he supervised political activity in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Bush/Quayle ‘88 in Minnesota, and as a Field Operative for the campaign in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Before joining Bush/Quayle, McPherson was a Field Director for the Minnesota Republican Party from 1985 to 1987 and a Staff Assistant to Congressman Arlan Stangeland from 1983 to 1985.
McPherson, a Chicago native, holds a Master of Science in Communication degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science degree from St. Cloud State University. He resides in LaGrange, Illinois.