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Scott English, Executive Director

Scott was introduced to collecting when he bought his first pack of baseball cards at age 6. By the time he was 10 years old, he was sorting and storing a combination of cards and comic books – digging his way through bins at yard sales and auctions for the rare unwanted finds.

Along the way, Scott attended the University of Maryland – College Park – graduating in 1993 with a B.A. in History. Following college, Scott went to work in Washington, DC working for the non-profit taxpayer’s group, Citizens Against Government Waste, before moving to Capitol Hill to work for U.S. Representatives Mark Sanford (SC-1) and Bob Barr (GA-7 between 1996 and 2003.

In 2003, Scott joined the administration of incoming South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and held a variety of positions between 2003 and 2011, including Policy Director, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Chief of Staff for the last three years. Among Scott’s responsibilities included developing the state’s first comprehensive executive budget in 2004, directing Administration policy through the 15 Cabinet-level agencies, and helping the Governor find pigs for press conferences.

From 2011 to 2015, Scott served as the Chief Operating Office of the South Carolina Department of Education, with a staff of nearly 950 people and a $4 billion budget. While on staff, Scott led a full-scale modernization and reorganization of the agency, eliminating more than $10 million in annual administrative costs, including eliminating 709 printers. In addition, he worked to successfully finance the replacement of 10 percent of the state’s aging bus fleets, with buses as old as 29 years taken off the road.

After a brief stop in Washington, DC to temporarily help U.S. Representative Sanford with his return to Congress, Scott joined the staff of the American Philatelic Society in August 2015 to serve as the Executive Director.

Scott has served as the South Carolina representative to the Appalachian Regional Commission, the South Carolina Grants Committee, the South Carolina Commissioner of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, and on the Board of Directors for the United Way Association of South Carolina, chairing the Employee Benefits Committee.

Scott currently lives in Bellefonte, with Kendra, his wife of 23 years, proud parents of Seth, a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, Colin, a junior at the University of South Carolina, and Tess, a senior at Bellefonte Area High School.

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