Doug Scott

Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives

Great Plains Institute

Doug Scott is Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives at the Great Plains Institute. In that role, Scott works on issues involving climate strategy and regulatory response; carbon capture, sequestration and usage; and issues involving the changing utility business model. Before joining GPI in February of 2015, Scott served as Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, and prior to that as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Scott’s public service also includes a term as Mayor of Rockford, Illinois; three terms as an Illinois State Representative; and ten years as an attorney for the City of Rockford Legal Department. Scott earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Tulsa, and a J.D. with honors from Marquette University.