New Utah trade director named
Tuesday , February 12, 2013 - 9:23 AM
SALT LAKE CITY – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced that Harvey Scott has been appointed as the director of theInternational Trade and Diplomacy Office within GOED. Scott hasserved as the ITDO regional director of the Americas since June 2012.“We are very fortunate to have Mr. Scott lead our international department. Hisyears of experience in the international marketplace and his exceptionalbusiness skills will serve him well in his new role,” GOED executive directorSpencer Eccles said. “This is an exciting opportunity to promote ourinternational trade and diplomacy efforts and we look forward to our nextsteps.”As ITDO director, Scott works closely with GOED’s other departments andprograms, such as the economic cluster initiatives, corporate recruitmentprograms, business services, and the Utah Office of Tourism. These departmentswork together to represent Utah and the Governor on all trade and diplomaticmatters, host foreign dignitaries and foster positive relationships withcountries and businesses worldwide as they take Utah’s Life Elevated® brandaround the world.Scott has had 11 years of experience working internationally. He has livedin England, China, Japan, Australia, Senegal, Uruguay, and Canada, and hasworked in dozens of other countries. He has established public/private cooperative agreements andhas worked with many regional development agencies worldwide.Most of his career has been with Rolls-Royce Plc., where he worked in SupplyChain Management, Corporate Development and M&A. He also spent a year on aUK trade and investment assignment with the British Foreign Office at theBritish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.Scott is a graduate of Cornell University with Master’s degrees inOrganizational Development and Public Administration (MPA) with a focus in internationaleconomic development. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in BusinessAdministration from Southern Virginia University."I am very excited about this opportunity to work with such a great teamand great partners,” Scott said. “All of us at ITDO stand ready to assistcompanies wanting to compete in the global marketplace. We have the righttools and the expertise to help Utah companies navigate the difficulties ofinternational business."Scott will continue to serve as the director of the Americas in addition tohis new responsibilities. He resides in Pleasant Grove with his wife and five children.