Scott is president of Advocacy, Inc., a lobbying and media/public relations firm operating in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He is a 25-year veteran of the local, state and federal legislative, political and media relations scenes and has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations and major trade associations. Scott's experience spans the business spectrum from economic development, defense, pharmaceuticals, the outdoor recreation and sportsmen industry, transportation, energy, manufacturing, insurance and not-for-profits. 


He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and a Masters in Professional Studies in Campaign Management from George Washington University.  He is the immediate past president of Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America, and holds numerous positions in Scouting from the local to national levels.  He was a commissioned Infantry (Airborne) officer in the United States Army Reserve. 

SCOTT ARMSTRONG

President


CLIENT HIGHLIGHTS



DELIVERING CLEAN ENERGY AND SAVING JOBS...


• Managed a grasstops coalition of opinion leaders instrumental in ensuring the future of nuclear energy in New York State, a victory that saved 24,000 high paying, high skill  jobs in Upstate New York as a result. 


PROTECTING PATIENT'S RIGHTS...

• Defeated attempts to eliminate "prescriber prevails" legislation in New York through a combined media relations, opinion leader management and legislative lobbying thus preserving the primacy of the bond between doctor and patient.


 SECURING FUNDING FOR DEADLY DISEASE...

• Successfully secured a 700% increase in federal research funding for prevention of childhood allergies using a public relations, media and advocacy campaign.

STATEWIDE MEDIA TOUR... 


• Executed a very successful 54 stop bus-based media tour to help establish the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, now the nation’s most successful prescription assistance program providing medical drugs to those in need for free or nearly free.

IMPACTING STATE POLICY THROUGH PUBLIC AND MEDIA OUTREACH...


• Designed and managed a statewide media campaign to influence policy for the world’s largest online retailer that their VP of Global Public Policy deemed “…the best he had ever seen.”


KEEPING AMERICA SAFE 

• Helped secure key media and legislator support for the largest defense procurement contract in U.S. history for a prominent U.S.-based defense contractor.


INFLUENCING FEDERAL POLICY AND SAVING CONSUMERS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS...


• Secured the legislative victory for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top priority for seven years, The Class Action Fairness Act, saving future consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.


HELPING A GOOD ORGANIZATION BECOME GREAT...

• Became the lead change-agent for the NYS Association of Family and Consumer Science Educators, making them one of the most effective trade associations in New York State.


CHARTING A PATH TO VICTORY AGAINST ENORMOUS ODDS...

• Turned around a public relations crisis for the Pyramid Companies to successfully secure a PILOT agreement for a $1.4 billion investment and is now known as DestiNY USA.