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Former U.S. Congressman | Consultant

The Elah Group, LLC

Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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Scott Taylor’s Biography

Scott Taylor is an advisor, former Congressman and Navy SEAL. He currently serves as a Consultant for The Elah Group, LLC, a company that provides clients with advisory services in business development, government relations and private diplomacy.

Scott uses his experience in international relations and his extensive network in the private and public spheres to help The Elah Group’s clients innovate and achieve success. He advises a range of companies on matters including capital raising, contract bids, humanitarian aid, energy, logistics and infrastructure.

Recent work includes connecting Regulus Global, a procurement and logistics firm, with Virginia government and hospital systems, enabling them to bring in over 200 tons of PPE during the Covid pandemic. He has also advised Magna Imperio Systems and Global Technical Systems, positioning them to be the potential water infrastructure company and potential energy storage infrastructure company, respectively, in the Al Udeid Airforce Base expansion in Qatar.

As a member of Congress representing Virginia’s 2nd district, Scott served on the Appropriations Committee. He was a sponsor of the Ashanti Alert Act, a nationwide network for missing persons, and the VA SEA Act for accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior, Scott served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Scott trained to become a Navy SEAL after serving in the US Navy. He was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and first served in Latin America. After 9/11, Scott re-enlisted in the Navy and, in 2005, was sent to Baghdad and Ramadi as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as a Navy SEAL sniper.

He continues to serve the global community as Co-Chair of the Jerusalem Leaders Summit and inaugural Dubai Summit. Both convene world leaders to develop and discuss solutions for pressing global matters. Scott previously held board positions with the UDT/SEAL Association, a veterans nonprofit, and the Virginia War Memorial.

Scott Taylor’s Newsfeed

Africanews
US Politician Scott Taylor Strengthens US-Africa Relations Through African Energy Week Participation

African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 will take place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November. Scott Taylor will lead a delegation of U.S. industry leaders in a bid to introduce American companies to African opportunities, promoting increased collaboration and engagement. His participation is expected to open a dialogue on enhanced U.S.-Africa relations, emphasizing America’s role in driving African energy growth and development.

Scott Taylor’s Background

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The Elah Group, LLC
Consultant
Jan 2019 - Present
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
The Elah Group serves a wide range of clients by providing effective solutions to complex problems. It specializes in advisory services in business development, government relations and private diplomacy
U.S. Congress
House of Representatives | Virginia's 2nd District
Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
Washington, DC, USA
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. It consists of two chambers the House of Representatives & the Senate. Scott served on the Appropriations Committee of the United States whilst he was a member of Congress.
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Current Board Positions

Jerusalem Leaders Summit
Co-chair | Advisory Board
Washington, DC, USA
The Jerusalem Leaders Summit brings together world leaders to develop and discuss principled solutions in addressing the 21st century’s economic concerns, global threats and security challenges. Scott is also Co-chair of the inaugural Dubai Leaders Summit, which will work to affirm the historic Abraham Accords in security, commerce, and diplomacy.

Previous Board Positions

Virginia War Memorial
Board of Directors
Richmond, VA, USA
The Virginia War Memorial is the main monument, museum and educational center dedicated to those local citizens who served to defend the United States from World War II onwards.
UDT-SEAL Association
Board of Trustees
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
The UDT-SEAL Association is a non-profit Veteran Service Organization whose members are former or present U.S. Navy Special Warfare community personnel.

Media

America's Roundtable — Scott Taylor
Interview
Jun 2020
Scott Taylor joined the America's Roundtable podcast to discuss a range of issues, notably the current state of the economy, US-China relationship, the importance of keeping US troops abroad, and many other relevant topics.
Rep. Taylor Talks About Ashanti Alert with Michaela Pereira
Interview
Sep 2018
Washington, DC, USA
Scott talks to Michaela Pereira from HLN to discuss the 'Ashanti Alert', an alert system for missing adults. The bill was introduced by Scott as the Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district and was enacted after being signed by the President in December 2018.
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Accreditation

Old Dominion University
Master's Certificate in Government Contracting
Norfolk, VA, USA
The Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management provides individuals with a solid understanding of public procurement, contract administration, and the acquisition process.

Publications

Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America's National Security
Author
Feb 2015
Washington, DC, USA
Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor speaks out about national security policy under the Obama administration. Personal stories, extensive academic research and media archives are used to show the decline of US Foreign Policy.

Public Service

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Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum
Contributor
Washington, DC, USA
The Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum strives to make the world a safer place through international intelligence and security collaboration between global allies. It hosts events for international Parliamentarians and government officials to learn from preeminent experts regarding counter-terrorism financing, cyber security, AI, intelligence sharing and other relevant topics.

Speaking Engagements

Advancing Freedom | Rebuilding the Conservative Movement in Michigan and America
Featured Speaker
Jun 2021
Hudsonville, MI, USA
At this event presented by The America’s Roundtable Michigan Leadership Committee, Lanser Broadcasting Corporation and Summit Leaders USA, Scott Taylor will join other speakers to discuss fiscal policy, immigration policy, freedom of speech issues, and many other relevant topics.

Legislative Work

Ashanti Alert Act
Sponsor
Washington, DC, USA
The Ashanti Alert Act the law establishes a voluntary nationwide communication network to aid in the search and recovery of missing persons over the age of 17 who fall outside the scope of America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts and Silver Alerts.
VA SEA Act
Sponsor
Washington, DC, USA
The VA SEA Act requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to personally approve of a reassignment of VA’s approximately 350 Senior Executive Service (SES) employees and submit a semiannual report to congress identifying those employees who were reassigned and the costs associated with this reassignment.

Scott Taylor’s Education

Harvard University
ALM | International Relations
2015 - 2020
Harvard University
ALB | International Relations
2010 - 2013