Scott Mulhauser (L ’05) is the former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to Ambassador Max Baucus. During a remarkable time in the U.S.-China relationship, Scott traveled to more than half of China’s provinces as he helped run one of the largest and busiest posts in the world, including five consulates, 49 federal agencies and more than 2,200 employees. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of The Export-Import Bank of the United States, an agency that creates and supports U.S. jobs through financing the export of goods and services abroad. Scott spent the 2012 election as Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff, regularly counseling and traveling across the country with the Vice President and overseeing key pieces of his campaign operation. He then served as a Senior Advisor to the Obama-Biden Presidential Inaugural Committee. Before his more recent roles, Scott spent more than a dozen years on Capitol Hill and played key roles in numerous landmark legislative battles. He served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee and in senior roles for Senators including Frank Lautenberg and John Breaux. He also worked as an attorney in private practice and served as the press secretary to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the successful 2000 election cycle. Scott is a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown University Law Center where he earned his law degree while working on Capitol Hill.
His Discussion Group was entitled “Making Washington Work When Everyone Thinks It Can’t”.