Susan Scott

Susan Scott

Senior Executive Recruiter

Susan D. Scott, based in Washington, DC, is a Senior Executive Recruiter for Sterling Martin Associates bringing more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit executive recruiting and talent acquisition, first with eight years at Development Resources, inc., a women-owned retained search firm, and then for nearly five years at the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Prominent clients at DRi included the Brookings Institution, Urban Institute, Bipartisan Policy Center, Cleveland Clinic, Disabled American Veterans, World Wildlife Fund, Oceana, National Gallery of Art, and the American Association of University Women. While at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Susan hired for over 150 research, policy, government relations, and communications staff roles and worked on average with 35 different teams on an annual basis.

Susan is also an Air Force and Navy daughter/wife with an earlier public policy career including four years of research and writing for US Senator Dennis DeConcini and then consulting on applied policy in DC after obtaining her Master’s in Public Policy.

Susan is married with two young adult children which allowed meaningful and long-term volunteer work with Arlington Public Schools’ visual and performing arts, the APS Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning, and Girl Scouts (co-led troop for nine years). For more than 11 years she has co-taught the APS eight-week parenting class for CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD)/parenting children with ADHD/mental health issues, which won CHADD’s best national teaching award (2013) and was cited for Susan’s selection by APS (2018) for their Honored Citizen Award.

Susan holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and an MPP from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she studied labor policy and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Her recent certifications include Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter (CDR) and Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC).