Beverly A. Scott, PhD

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Beverly A. Scott, PhD, is a trailblazing leader in public transportation management. Over a three-decade career she has established a record marked by a commitment to quality, integrity and courage. Within the transit industry she has been a strong, consistent voice for workforce development, diversity, and people-oriented service. Dr. Scott has served as CEO/General Manager at four transit agencies and has held senior management positions in several major Metropolitan areas throughout the country including: Atlanta, Boston, Houston, New York, and Washington DC. 

Dr. Scott received the Sharon Banks Humanitarian Leadership Award in Transportation for her advocacy on behalf of public transit users and workers and for her tireless efforts to improve the lives of others. She was also named a “Transportation Innovator of Change” by President Barack Obama. She is a past Chair of the Rail-Volution Board of Directors and currently serves on the boards of the American Public Transportation Association, the Transportation Learning Center (a national labor-management consortium), and in an advisory capacity to the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of Race and Justice at Harvard University Law School in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, and equity, among others.

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Dr. Scott brings her unique point of view to a variety of important topics regarding leadership. Listen to Dr. Scott as she discusses her start in transportation and her views on inclusiveness and “Leading Inclusive Organizations” with Patrick Sherry, PhD.


Dr. Scott thinks that courage is the key to being a good leader, hear her views on “Courage & Resilience in Leadership.” 


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Hear Dr. Scott elaborate on her definition of inclusion, diversity and equity


In this segment, Dr. Scott provides her philosophy of leadership and what leaders need to “bring to the table.” 


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Being a leader also carries the responsibility of developing those around her. Dr. Scott has advice for those seeking to “Develop Other Leaders.” 


Understand Dr. Scott’s reasons for being a leader for over 30 years in transportation.


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Managing the unexpected is to be expected. Dr. Scott shares her thoughts on “Crisis Management and Leadership.” 


Dr. Scott has suggestions for what leaders need to do to encourage and foster “Innovation and Creativity in Organizations.” 




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