Doug Scott joined GPI as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives in early 2015. Scott focuses on GPI projects related to his work as a state official, including the Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative, Midcontinent States Energy and Environmental Regulators, PJM Energy and Environmental Regulators, National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, and the e21 Initiative.
Scott was appointed chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission in March 2011 by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. During his tenure with the Commission, he served as a member of the Energy, Resources, and Environment Committee for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and on the Task Force on Environmental Regulation.
Scott also previously served as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from 2005 to 2011. During those years, he chaired the Illinois Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee and represented Illinois in the development of the Midwestern Governors’ Association’s energy and climate accords. Scott was a member of the Air Committee for the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the US EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board. He was also elected and served as Mayor of Rockford, IL from 2001 to 2005, after serving as a state representative in the Illinois General Assembly between 1995 and 2001.
A native of Rockford, Scott received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate with honors from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1985.