Scott Meyer (B.A., '04) has been named the interim president and CEO of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, beginning October 1.
Meyer, who heads Scott Meyer Consulting and is a previous recipient of the SJMC Alumni Society Board's Award of Excellence, has a longtime career in strategic, business and institutional management.
Meyer is a founding member of the Twin Cities agency Mona Meyer McGrath (later named Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin). Meyer helped grow the agency into Minnesota's largest public relations firm and in 1988 it became part of the worldwide network of Weber Shandwick, the world's largest independent public relations firm. Meyer served as CEO of Weber Shandwick International and, later, chief strategy officer. In 2003 he moved to Lawson Software to become the chief marketing officer and in February 2011 he began working with the University -- first as a consultant to University Relations and then as senior counselor to the office of new University president Eric Kaler.
Scott is a former Alumni Association board member and will serve the association in all strategic initiatives as the search for a permanent CEO is conducted.