Illinois Staff

Scott McDonald

Marketing & Communications Director

Some weeks (and weekends), you’ll find Scott trekking across the South Side of Chicago, camera in hand, with our political field team or at a Stand family-engagement event. Other times, he’s in front of two computer monitors, typing a blog post and speaking to reporters. Regardless, he’s managing the public-facing aspects of Stand’s work and organizing Stand members online.

Scott first joined Stand as a Regional Digital Strategist in 2014 and managed the digital presence and advocacy outreach for three state offices. He then jumped full-time to the Stand Illinois team. He now leads their communications and marketing efforts across several platforms and multiple audiences. He also represents the organization in coalition work and partners with the Stand national team on cross-state campaigns.

Before joining Stand, Scott worked in DC at the Parkinson’s Action Network as Communications Manager and as the Online Communications Manager for the Managed Funds Association. He also interned on Capitol Hill in the press office of former Iowa U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

A devoted fan of the Oxford comma, Scott lives in Chicago with his wife and young daughter. He earned his B.A. degree in journalism and political science from Marquette University.

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