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Scot Marken, Founder & CEO

Scot Marken is a social entrepreneur and has been committed to supporting individuals with disabilities and mental health issues for more than 20 years on a professional and personal level.

Prior to launching EdRedefined Scot spent his career building and transforming innovative nonprofits. He was CEO of one of the largest developmental disability providers in the  Washington, DC region supporting more than 200 individuals annually with residential and daily living supports, and youth transition services. Scot also led a mental health nonprofit that is the largest provider of school-based mental health services and case management in Maryland.

Scot is passionate about helping others and making change happen. He possesses deep experience advocating at the local, state, and national levels. He was elected and served as the Maryland representative to the Board of ANCOR, the largest national association of developmental disability providers.

Over his career, Scot has raised more than $30 million in grants, scholarships and government contracts. He also served as a Board member of a nonprofit that grants more than $80 million a year in public funding for behavioral health issues.

Scot regularly participates in national trainings and conferences on college support services, autism, and mental health. He is a graduate of the International Educational Consultants Association (IECA) 2020 Summer Training Institute, an intensive weeklong training program on understanding the college admissions process and building a professional and ethical practice. He is also a national planning committee member for the 2021 College Autism Summit.

In addition to his extensive professional experience with disabilities and mental health, Scot has lived experience as a family member of individuals with autism, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and learning differences.

Scot is the proud dad of a college student and high school senior in the midst of attending and applying to college respectively in the age of COVID.

Scot has a B.A. from Duke University. For numerous years, he volunteered as an interviewer for Duke’s Alumni Admissions Program.

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