Walter Scott
Walter Scott

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Strategy
Senior Austin Fellow

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Walter Scott is 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.

Areas of Expertise
Corporate Governance
Crisis Management
Nonprofit Governance
Nonprofit Management
Turnaround Management

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MS, 1958, Columbia University
BS, 1953, Northwestern University

Academic Positions
Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1988-present
Senior Austin Fellow, Co-Founder, and Director, Kellogg School of Management, Center for Executive Women, 1988-present

Other Professional Experience
Chairman and CEO, GrandMet USA, 1986-1988
President and CEO, IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise), 1980-1984
Executive Vice President, The Pillsbury Company, 1975-1980
Associate Director for Economics and Government, U.S. Government, 1973-1975
Senior Partner, Director, Member of Executive Committee, Lehman Brothers, 1965-1973
General Partner and Member of Board of Directors, Glore, Forgan & Co., 1958-1965
Associate, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, 1956-1958

Print Research
Donnelly, Anne CohnWalter Scott, Kathy Shaw, Millie Gong, Lydia Morris and Michael Roark. 1996. The Whitney Clinic. Case 5-208-255 (KEL428).

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Teaching Interests
Corporate and nonprofit governance, leadership