CEO, Founder, Advocate
Deborah Scott is CEO of Georgia STAND-UP, a “think and act tank” for working families, and a 2012 “White House Champion of Change.” She is a leading advocate of universal voting rights, economic inclusion, community empowerment, and progressive civic engagement. A master organizer, strategist, and highly skilled trainer, Deborah was mentored by civil rights legends like Reverend Joseph Lowery, and Reverend James Orange—and has become one of the most creative and innovative leaders of contemporary civic activism. A builder of partnerships and collaborations, she unites neighborhood groups, labor organizations, academic institutions, business interests, environmentalists, and government agencies into working coalitions to advance policies and programs that strengthen democracy by lifting up working families, neglected neighborhoods, and historically underserved populations. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, Scott earned awards including the 2015 Rainbow Push Innovation Award, the 2016 National Black Women’s Roundtable Award, and the 2013 Labor Leader of the Year.