Scott Grayson serves as CEO for both the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). In this role he leads the organizations’ operations to provide strategic leadership and serves as the spokesperson along with the APWA and CPWA Presidents, on behalf of APWA’s 32,000 members. He collaborates with key stakeholders in the public works and infrastructure sector including: the U.S. Congress, Canadian Parliament, federal, and provincial/state branches of government sand agencies.
Grayson came to APWA from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), the world’s largest professional/technical association. There, he served as the Associate Managing Director with responsibility for programs related to technology policy, employment, career and professional development, licensing, and accreditation of engineers and engineering schools and provided support to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors.
Grayson served for four years as a city councilmember for the City of Golden Valley, Minnesota and chaired its Housing Redevelopment Authority.
Mr. Grayson holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, specializing in international relations and economic development from New York University.