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Scott Nolan Smith

Vice President

Scott has more than a decade of global strategic communications and public affairs experience supporting corporations, governments, NGOs, associations and philanthropies, and leads Clyde Group’s Global Engagement and digital practices, supporting such clients as the Catalonia America Council, Rail Security Alliance, and the Entertainment Software Association.

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Prior to joining Clyde Group, Scott was at Portland where he led a mix of strategic communications and digital projects for the Smithsonian Institution, UN Foundation, National Restaurant Association and the governments of Qatar and Australia, among others. An expert in soft power, Scott was a key player in the launch of The Soft Power 30, an index and report measuring the potential influence of nations. He has designed and led communications and influence training programs for corporate leaders, senior diplomats and political officials from all over the world. He previously served as head of digital at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and co-founded the Digital Diplomacy Coalition, where he continues to serve as a member of their board.

Scott has lectured and presented at many forums, including the Hiroshima Global Business Conference for World Peace, American Society for International Law, UN Social Media Day, Collaborate DC, University of Southern California CPD Forum in Public Diplomacy and Social Media Week in both New York City and Washington, DC.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hawaii Pacific University and Master of Arts in Diplomacy from Norwich University.

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