University of Ottawa Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy
Scott Pattison is an attorney and currently the deputy executive director of the
Multistate Tax Commission (MTC). Pattison is also a senior fellow with the
University of Ottawa Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy and a fellow with
the National Academy of Public Administration. Pattison has years of expertise in
financial management, budgeting, taxation issues, and public finance. He has indepth
knowledge of government budgets, revenues, municipal bonds, and finances.
Pattison was profiled as a key “policy player” by The Washington Post and has run
member-based associations, including serving as the CEO of the National Governors
Association (NGA) and as the executive director of the National Association of State
Budget Officers (NASBO). He served as director of the Virginia Department of
Planning and Budget and served on several Virginia gubernatorial transition teams.
Pattison currently serves on the board of the Center for State and Local Government
Excellence, the advisory boards of the Government Finance Research Center at the
University of Illinois and the University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and
previously served on the Virginia Information Technology Board. He keeps current
with nonprofit, state, and local fiscal management, tax and budgeting issues as an
active participant and former chair of the National Association for Budgeting and
Financial Management (ABFM).
Pattison earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa) at George
Washington University and a J.D. degree at the University of Virginia School of Law.