Scott D. Mason
Senior Policy Advisor
Scott D. Mason is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Mason has served in senior public and government affairs roles in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida and Texas for more than 30 years.
Mr. Mason's experience includes lobbying and strategic government affairs consulting, focusing on Capitol Hill and the numerous regulatory agencies across government. He has significant experience working on major policy initiatives, including tax and financial services issues; healthcare reform; retail industry issues, including loss prevention, transportation and interchange issues; immigration; infrastructure initiatives; energy projects; and other key priorities.
Since 2017, Mr. Mason has worked extensively on financial technology issues, including blockchain, digital assets and cryptocurrency. He has deep relationships across Congress, but especially with the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Finance, as well as the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and His clients have been called to testify on pending legislation and serve as industry experts. In addition, Mr. Mason has served on multiple domestic and international conference panels discussing the U.S. legislative and regulatory approach to these technologies, and other pending issues before Congress.
Mr. Mason 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.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Mason served as the director of congressional relations for a major Republican presidential campaign in 2016, as well as the 2016 Presidential Transition Team. In these roles, Mr. Mason was responsible for all congressional relations and communications between the campaign and transition team and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining the presidential campaign, Mr. Mason served as vice president of government affairs for Fortune 50 home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies Inc., leading the local, state and federal government affairs program from 2005 to 2015. In this role, he represented the company on issues involving trade, tax, healthcare, energy, labor and financial services, among others. 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.
- Furman University, B.A., Political Science and French
- Top Lobbyist - Hired Guns, The Hill, 2019-2022