R. Scott Pastrick
President & CEO


R. Scott Pastrick is President and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Policy Group. He is recognized as a leading government and public affairs strategist, concentrating on international and domestic corporate trade and business policy. Before joining Prime Policy’s predecessor firm BKSH & Associates Worldwide in 1985, Scott was a Staff Director in the House of Representatives.

Scott has served in the National Democratic Party leadership and as an advisor to numerous Presidential, Congressional and Senatorial campaigns. In the successful 1992 Clinton presidential campaign, Scott served as the campaign’s liaison to Congress and as a Senior Advisor.

In 1993, Scott served as Chairman of the Presidential Gala for the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in the most successful fundraising endeavor in National Party history. He went on to serve as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Trustees and as a National Finance member. He was appointed to serve on the Democratic National Committee’s Site Selection Committee in 1994, to evaluate municipal proposals to host the 1996 National Convention. In 1995, Scott was elected Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and an Officer of the Executive Committee, where he served through the re-election of President Clinton.

He previously served in the Carter administration as Special Assistant in the Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing and executing legislative strategies for the domestic finance agenda. Following his service in the Carter administration, Scott served as a consultant to the law firm of O’Conner and Hannan.

Scott serves on the Board of Directors of the School Of Public Policy, Maryland University and The Board of The International Foundation for Election Systems. He plays an active role in the philanthropic community, serving as the Chairman of Kennedy Centers Fortes Trust Board, Chairman of Catholic Charities Foundation, Gonzaga College High School Board of Trustees, The Board of Advisors Winston Churchill Library, Oxford England and the Meridian International Center Board of Directors.

A graduate of Wabash College, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also has graduated studies in political science at the George Washington University and the Indiana University School of Law. He and his wife, Courtney, have three children and reside in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Pastrick examines the opportunity for US-Japan relations following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit and asseses its implications on President Obama's foreign policy.

Scott’s piece on Japan’s future under new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is printed in the Public Affairs Asia magazine.