Scott Walter is president of Champion Consulting, which provides philanthropic consulting for donors in the fields of education, civic literacy, and aid to the underprivileged. He served in the Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Walter was responsible for all educational issues from pre-K through postdoctoral levels. His portfolio also included Head Start, assimilation of immigrants, faith-based and community initiatives, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Prior to joining the White House, Scott was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable, a donor group. There he edited Philanthropy magazine and also produced numerous donor guidebooks on such topics as charter schools, assisting the poor, school choice, conservation giving, and funding public policy research. A senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, he has also been a senior editor at the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication.
A graduate of Georgetown University, he lives with his wife, Erica, and their four children in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.