George Scoville is an independent media strategist in Springfield, VA. He specializes in political, policy, and business analysis, and communications strategy.
Arriving in the Washington area in 2009, Scoville worked for TechAmerica, a global trade association of IT companies, conducting analysis of government markets for homeland security, defense, and federal civilian procurement and acquisition, supply chain, sourcing, and contracting policies. He also worked on transparency and open government issues and, on the commercial side, electronic privacy and smart electric grid adoption.
Scoville later worked for the Cato Institute, an internationally-renowned public policy research organization, where he was responsible for integrating strategic communications, marketing, and development using new media tactics.
Scoville most recently served as Senior Campaign Manager, then Director of Intel/PR, at CRAFT | Media/Digital, a cutting-edge political consulting firm, the first in Washington to marry traditional and new media. He managed CRAFT’s digital war room, designing and executing media campaigns for incumbent and challenger candidates, nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and Fortune 100 companies.
In addition to Tumbling at Friction Tape and blogging at The Dangerous Servant, he contributes to United Liberty and On the Forecheck (and formerly to The Hockey Writers), the latter of which is a platform for commentary on his beloved Nashville Predators and other hockey-related topics. His political and policy observations have been cited and/or featured in The Atlantic, POLITICO, The Daily Caller, Instapundit, Hot Air, Think Progress, Crooks and Liars, and techPresident, among other places, and his hockey musings have been cited on Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog.
George grew up watching CNN’s Crossfire and debating politics with his family at the dinner table. He served as programming director, station manager, and DJ for his high school’s radio station, WBSL 91.7 FM (Sheffield, MA). He co-founded his undergraduate alma mater’s first-ever political newspaper. He has been blogging about politics in various forums on and off since 2005. In short, Scoville has spent a lifetime at the intersection of politics and media. He thrives on research and story-telling, particularly when it means airing controversial facts and/or opinions.
George received bachelors’ degrees in philosophy and political science from Belmont University in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee in 2009, and a master of public policy in advanced policy analysis from American University in Washington, DC in 2011.