Scott Haggard

Director of Government and External Affairs
LG class of 2006

Scott Haggard is a Gwinnett County native with deep experience and relationships across the region and state. He currently serves as Director of Government and External Affairs for three state transportation authorities: the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL), State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), where he manages government affairs and external strategic relationships of the state’s mobility organization.

Scott has had an extensive career in government and public policy. He previously served as Government Affairs Manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), where he played a significant role in helping to pass landmark state transportation and transit legislation. Prior to his tenure at ARC, Scott was with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as Director of Government Relations, served a former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman as Special Assistant for External Affairs, and worked in Washington, DC and Georgia for two former Members of Congress.

Scott graduated from Leadership Gwinnett in 2006, and has served the organization since on the Foundation Board and Board of Trustees, as well as Management Team Chair, Steering Committee Chair, and Learning Day Co-Chair. He is currently serving a two-year term as President of the Georgia Transit Association, and is a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Gwinnett Advisory Board, the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs Alumni Board, and Vice Chair of the City of Peachtree Corners Redevelopment Authority. He is also a graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (class of 2016). Scott holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Georgia. He lives in Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County.

“Leadership Gwinnett is recognized as a model across the region, state, and nation for its innovative and effective approach to engaging leaders in the community, and rightly so. Being involved with LG has been one of the highlights of my professional life. Gwinnett is a critical linchpin to the success of the region and state, and LG is bringing community leaders together in a way that no other organization can do. I am so fortunate to be part of it, and to have created such meaningful relationships with determined leaders who want to make a real impact on our collective future success.” Scott Haggard.