President & CEO
Public & Political Affairs
R. Scott Pastrick is President and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Policy Group. He is recognized as a leading government, public affairs and political strategist, with more than 30 years of experience in Washington. Scott specializes in the representation of U.S. and multi-national corporations on international and domestic business policy, foreign policy and communications strategy.
Scott began his work in Washington with the Carter Administration as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Following his position in the Administration, he went onto serve as Staff Director in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the onset of his career, Scott also held the role of Deputy Finance Director to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1984 and Senior Adviser to Vice President Biden during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As a member of Democratic National Committee leadership, Scott chaired the National Committee Trustees while serving on the National Finance Committee. He was appointed to serve on the Democratic National Committee’s Site Selection Committee in 1994, to evaluate municipal proposals for hosting the 1996 National Convention. In 1995, Scott was elected Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and an Officer of the Executive Committee, through the reelection of President Clinton. During Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns, he was an adviser and Congressional Liaison.
Scott serves as the Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities (Washington, DC), Gonzaga College High School and the Kennedy Center’s Fortes Trust. He is also a member of the Board of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) and the Board of the Monumental Scholars Foundation, and previously of the Board of Advisors of the Winston Churchill Library, Oxford England and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
A native of Indiana, Scott was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award by the Governor for his distinguished service, counsel and leadership he provides to the state. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wabash College in Political Science, and also has also completed graduate work in Political Science at the George Washington University and the Indiana University School of Law. Scott resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife Courtney Clark Pastrick. They are the proud parents of Carter, her husband Bryan, Cameron, her husband Jake, and Clark, and ecstatic grandparents of Winnie and Nell.