Walter Scott was Clinical Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management. He attended Williams College from 1949-1951 and received his B.S. degree in 1953 from Northwestern University. He received an M.S degree from the Columbia University School of Business in 1958 after three years in the Navy.
Professor Scott joined the Kellogg faculty in 1988 and has taught classes in leadership and board governance of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He was a founder of the Center for Executive Women and has been involved in a wide variety of other Kellogg activities. Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Scott served as a Senior Partner of Lehman Brothers, Associate Director for Economics and Government in the U. S. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Vice President of The Pillsbury Company, President and CEO of IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise), Chairman, and CEO of GrandMet USA (now Diageo). He has served on 15 corporate boards of directors and 20 nonprofit boards of directors.