Overview

Scott D. Mason focuses on the intersection between Capitol Hill and the Trump Administration on major policy initiatives, including tax reform, healthcare reform, immigration, infrastructure initiatives and other key priorities.

Mr. Mason served as the director of congressional relations for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and subsequently the President-Elect Transition Team. Mr. Mason was one of the original members of Trump's Washington campaign team, joining the effort in March 2016 and maintains relationships with many members of the campaign team now serving in the Trump Administration.

As a member of Trump's campaign and transition teams, Mr. Mason's responsibilities included:

  • establishing and maintaining U.S. House of Representatives relations between the Trump campaign and House Republican Conference
  • leading efforts to secure congressional endorsements for Trump
  • developing relations with members of Congress on policy interest areas, including trade, tax reform, healthcare reform, transportation, energy, financial services reform and numerous other issues
  • developing and executing strategic plans to increase and drive congressional support for Trump
  • serving as liaison to business and association communities and engaging them on policy development pertaining to the Trump campaign
  • coordinating media surrogate opportunities with members of Congress on behalf of the Trump campaign
  • identifying and cultivating chairmen for numerous coalitions to support the Trump campaign
  • serving as a Campaign Representative and Floor Whip for the 2016 Republican National Convention
  • maintaining relations between members of the U.S. Congress and the Transition Team
  • assisting members of Congress with policy outreach to the Transition Team
  • assisting external organizations with identifying Transition Team staff in policy, appointments and personnel areas
  • developing third-party backing from members of Congress and external organizations to support U.S. Senate confirmations for Cabinet nominees

Prior to joining the Trump campaign, Mr. Mason served as vice president government affairs for home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., leading the local, state and federal government affairs program from 2005-2015. In this role, he represented the Fortune 50 company on issues involving trade, tax, healthcare, energy, labor and financial services. He successfully established the Lowe's brand on Capitol Hill, adding an important retail voice on the broad array of internal and customer-related issues facing the company.

Mr. Mason has served in senior public and government affairs roles in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida and Texas for more than 25 years. He also has grassroots, government affairs and public affairs experience with several major trade associations and other large corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Samsung North America, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), the Beer Institute and the American Medical Association.

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Education
  • Furman University, B.A., Political Science and French

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