Scott heads up sales and marketing efforts for the automotive category across Disney’s portfolio of brands and its online, mobile and social offerings. He was elevated to this role in September 2018 when Disney announced a new strategy and structure for ad sales. Scott has spent more than 20 years in the media and advertising business and is active with NAMIC. “Frankly, there should not be an external hire or a promotion without a qualified, diverse set of candidates that have all had equal footing and opportunity,” Scott says. “Too many times, an already arduous hiring process is seen as extra complicated when asking for diverse pools of candidates.”

How can diversity be better incorporated into the recruiting process?
Frankly, there should not be an external hire or a promotion without a qualified, diverse set of candidates that have all had equal footing and opportunity. Too many times, an already arduous hiring process is seen as extra complicated when asking for diverse pools of candidates. Companies need specific minority outreach and recruitment specialists to make sure their firm is seen as one that truly embraces a modern culture for a modern population.

Can you share a successful diversity program at your company or one you’ve observed at another company or organization?
I have been impressed with the commitment, resources and work towards the various Disney’s employee resource groups. These are critical to providing a voice, access and support for employees of all backgrounds and perspectives – both internally and externally (when most visible). They can make a diverse employee feel welcomed and proud to work for the organization.

Which current television show/s best embrace diversity?
This might be obvious, but outside of select scripted entertainment, sports–in my opinion–illustrate what is truly the best in diversity and inclusion. The teams, the fans, the play by play and the analysts represent many people of color and more than ever, women.

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