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Scott Beale is the Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, a leadership development program for the world's best social change professionals. Sometimes called a "reverse Peace Corps", Atlas Corps brings leaders from around the world to serve in cities across the United States. Atlas Corps has supported more than 300 leaders from over 70 different countries in one-year placements at organizations such as Ashoka, Grameen Foundation, McKinsey, UNICEF, and the US Peace Corps. Prior to launching Atlas Corps, Scott was a U.S. Diplomat who served in New Delhi fighting human trafficking in India and in Bosnia organizing elections in the late 1990s. He also worked at Ashoka's Youth Venture program and in the Clinton White House. He is the author of the first book on the politics of the Millennial Generation (Millennial Manifesto: A Youth Activist handbook) and in 2004 the Youth Vote Coalition named Scott one of 30 people under 30 changing politics in America. Among Scott’s numerous accolades include being named one of the top three nonprofit CEOs in Washington, DC; “The Nonprofit Entrepreneur” by the Washington Post; and the National Award for Citizen Diplomacy. Scott has a Bachelors Degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Delaware.

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Founder & CEO of Atlas Corps

“The Nonprofit Entrepreneur" The Washington Post, 03/16/09
"National Award for Citizen Diplomacy" U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, 2010
"One of the three top nonprofit CEOs in Washington, DC" 2010 EXCEL Award winner, one of three people, for the top CEO leadership for nonprofit in DC under <$10m
"Ambassador Princeton Lyman Global Leadership Award" Think Impact, 2008.

Scott Beale is the Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps and an experienced social entrepreneur who has started three nonprofit organizations and helped thousands of people in his generation become agents for social change. He has worked on four continents, with nonprofit, government and business leaders from around the world.

With Atlas Corps, Scott has developed an innovative new method of developing global leaders by providing 6-18 month, overseas fellowships for nonprofit professionals around the world. Each year about 2,000 people apply for only 50 positions to receive leadership training from Atlas Corps and be placed at one of their prestigious Host Organizations, including: Ashoka, CARE, Grameen Foundation, McKinsey, Operation Smile, Peace Corps, Special Olympics, UNICEF, UN Foundation and many more. Atlas Corps has supported more than 250 leaders from nearly 60 different countries.

Scott has won numerous awards for his pioneering work developing Atlas Corps and is also considered one of the national leaders in “crowd source philanthropy”, winning six online contests over two years and raising $400,000 in contests such as Americas Giving Challenge, the Chase-Facebook Challenge, and Pepsi Refresh Everything.

Prior to launching Atlas Corps, Scott is a recognized leader of the Millennial Generation as the author of “Millennial Manifesto: A Youth Activist Handbook” and the founder of MillennialPolitics.com which has since grown into Mobilize.org, the largest nonpartisan political community for young people in the country. He has delivered over 500 speeches on his “10 Steps to Change the World.” After the 2004 Election, the Youth Vote Coalition named him on of “30 People Under 30 Changing Politics in America.”

Scott is an experienced public speaker who has taken his personal experiences of activism, volunteerism, leadership and social innovation to educate and inspire many thousands of people with hundreds of speeches all over the world.

Scott is also an experienced social entrepreneur. While at Ashoka’s Youth Venture, he helped expand the organization from approximately three to twenty-five staff members and assisted over 1,000 young people start social ventures.

Scott has worked on the state, national and international level. Scott worked in Bosnia as the youngest Core Supervisor from any country for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), an intergovernmental organization responsible for supervising elections in Bosnia. In the States, Scott worked for Governor Tom Carper of Delaware as well as overseas to coordinate the U.S. Government’s efforts to fight human trafficking in India. Scott helped coordinate $9 million dollars of U.S. government resources to organizations in India who were fighting modern day slavery. Finally, Scott worked in the White House with President Clinton as the Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House.

Scott has his Bachelor’s from Georgetown University and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware. He is happily married to Courtney Beale, a U.S. Diplomat who has served as a Special Assistant to Secretaries Rice and Clinton; Acting Spokesperson in the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; Public Affairs Officer in Monterrey, Mexico; and other assignments in India and Colombia.

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