Shannon Scott-Paul


As a Partner in the government affairs consulting firm, O’Brien, Gentry & Scott, LLC, Mrs. Scott-Paul has over 18 years of experience managing government affairs and public policy initiatives for the firm’s clients on a wide range of issues, including critical communications and information technology, homeland security and transportation safety, space and satellite policy, specialized military training and logistics, defense acquisition and fair trade policies, advanced medical research, and broad government reform initiatives in the areas of intellectual property and tax reform.

Over the course of her tenure, Mrs. Scott-Paul has developed and implemented successful public policy, advocacy and federal appropriations strategies for the firm’s broad range of domestic and international clients and is an experienced and successful manager of large strategic coalitions. She has been integral in the development of new government markets for clients by facilitating effective communication between the agencies and congress, building cross agency and industry partnerships, and driving policy initiatives that result in new or expanded government requirements and funding opportunities.

Mrs. Scott-Paul serves on the Government Advisory Committees of the National Military Families Association and BlueStar HonorCare.  Prior to joining O’Brien & Associates, LLC, now O’Brien, Gentry & Scott, LLC, in February 1999, Ms. Scott served in the offices of then, Democratic House Minority Leader, Richard Gephardt.