Scott D. Tattar
Scott is a 30-year Public Relations veteran and one of the most recognized and respected in the business. He has gained media relations, public affairs, community relations, investor relations, product publicity, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social media and crisis/issues management experience from work with such clients as DuPont, Pfizer, Hitachi, The EuroTunnel, The Philadelphia International Auto Show, Preferred Sands, Gamesa and the Philadelphia Streets Department. As a media trainer, he has prepared hundreds of individuals for press interaction.
Scott served as Senior Vice President for LevLane (Philadelphia) from 2007-2014. While at LevLane, he established the first Corporate Social Responsibility practice in the Philadelphia region. This agency discipline is founded on the premise that business is a key driver for sustainable social change.
From 1994 to 2006, he was the president of Tattar Richards Public Relations (Philadelphia). Previously he was a vice president at Ketchum, one of the largest PR companies in the world.
From 2004 through 2005, Scott served as the president of the Public Relations Society of America (Philadelphia Chapter). He is the only two-term president in the Chapter’s 50-year history.
Scott earned his B.A. in English from York College of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-year varsity soccer player. He furthered his education with graduate studies in English at Villanova University. Scott is a regular lecturer on the practice of CSR, public relations and business writing, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Temple University and Drexel University. He received the 2001 Frank X. Long Award for excellence in creative writing and the 2012 DeAnn White Award for excellence in community service - both from the Public Relations Society of America (Philadelphia Chapter).
Scott’s philanthropic endeavors include work for The Philadelphia Recreation Department, Starfinder’s and The Philadelphia Center for Autism.