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Scott E. Pedowitz

Director

Scott E. Pedowitz serves as Virginia Government Affairs Manager for the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA). In this role, Scott represents the organization and its members before the governing bodies and local government agencies that compose Northern Virginia. He also represents the commercial and multifamily real estate industry as one of AOBA’s three registered lobbyists working with the Virginia General Assembly and various regulatory entities in Richmond. 
 
Prior to AOBA, Scott served as Government Affairs Director at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. As the Chamber’s first Government Affairs staffer, he successfully stood up a professional advocacy program, delivering positive results and vastly increasing the business community’s engagement and inclusion in local government decision-making. Scott began his career in strategy, economic analysis, and research on Wall Street. Upon returning to the Washington metropolitan area, he served in several consulting roles and as Campaign Manager for sitting Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey.

Scott has served in a number of community roles in Arlington, including on the boards and as past president/chair of the Arlington Committee of 100, Clarendon Courthouse Civic Association, and Clarendon Alliance. He is a member of Arlington’s Economic Development Commission and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission, and helped Arlingtonians to participate in the 2020 Census and to receive their COVID-19 vaccines as a member of the Complete Count Committee and Complete Vaccination Committee. Scott graduated from the Leadership Center for Excellence’s young professionals program in 2014 and Leadership Arlington Program in 2020.

Scott first came to the Washington metropolitan area as an undergraduate at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he received a BS in Foreign Service concentrating in international economics; he also studied at the London School of Economics and has an MSc in economics from University College London.