Senior Fellow
University of Ottawa Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy

Scott Pattison is an attorney and currently the deputy executive director of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC). Pattison is also a senior fellow with the University of Ottawa Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy and a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration. Pattison has years of expertise in financial management, budgeting, taxation issues, and public finance. He has indepth knowledge of government budgets, revenues, municipal bonds, and finances.

Pattison was profiled as a key “policy player” by The Washington Post and has run member-based associations, including serving as the CEO of the National Governors Association (NGA) and as the executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). He served as director of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget and served on several Virginia gubernatorial transition teams.

Pattison currently serves on the board of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the advisory boards of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois and the University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and previously served on the Virginia Information Technology Board. He keeps current with nonprofit, state, and local fiscal management, tax and budgeting issues as an active participant and former chair of the National Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).

Pattison earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa) at George Washington University and a J.D. degree at the University of Virginia School of Law.