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also known as William Scott Gould

Federal agency administrator

W. Scott Gould, American federal agency administrator. Decorated Navy Meritorious Service medal; recipient Gold medal, United States Department Commerce, United States Department Treasury. Fellow: National Academy Public Administration.


Gould, W. Scott was born on July 19, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


AB, Cornell University, 1979. Master of Business Administration, University Rochester, 1985. Doctor of Education in Administration & Finance, University Rochester, 1987.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, advanced through grades. Management consultant Tuberculosis&A, 1988-1990, managing associate, 1990-1991. Assistant receiver, director operations City of Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1991-1993.

Special assistant to chairman Export-Import Bank of United States, Washington, 1993-1994. Special assistant to chief of staff The White House, 1993-1994. Deputy assistant secretary for finance & management United States Department Treasury, 1994—1997.

Assistant secretary for administration, Chief Financial Officer United States Department Commerce, 1997—1999. Executive vice president, chief operating officer Exolve Inc. Managing director AVA Partners.

Chief Executive Officer The O'Gara Company. Vice president public sector strategy & change IMB, 2005—2009. Chair Veterans Administration Agency Review Team Barack Obama's Presidential Transition Team, 2008—2009.

Deputy secretary United States Department Veterans Affairs, Washington, since 2009. Member advisory board Simon School Business. Class agent Roxbury Latin School Annual Fund.

Mentor Cornell University Extern Program. Board directors Time Doman Corporation, 2004-2009. Captain United States Naval Reserve, served in Operation Noble Eagle & Operation Enduring Freedom, deputy to director Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).


Fellow: National Academy Public Administration.


Married Michèle A. Flournoy. Children: Alec, Victoria, Aidan.

Michèle A. Flournoy

Alec Gould

Victoria Gould

Aidan Gould