Scott is president of Commerce Trust Company’s West Region. He has oversight of all Commerce Trust lines of business, including private client, private banking, and institutional services. He also serves as the companywide head of the institutional services and corporate trust business lines.
Scott joined Commerce Trust as managing director in Kansas City in January 2007. Having more than 20 years of investment management experience with companies like Bank of America, Aetna Capital and New York Life Asset Management, Scott has strong practical know-how in developing and offering innovative financial solutions.
He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago and, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College. In addition to his CFA, he is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.
He holds or has held leadership roles on a variety of charitable and industry boards, including past president of the Boy Scouts of America-Heart of America Council, president of the board for the Grammy award winning The Kansas City Chorale, distinguished director and past chairman of the board for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, emeritus director of the St. Luke’s Health System Foundation Board, past director of The American Royal, chair of the board of trustees of University of Missouri – Kansas City, and past trustee of Westminster College.