Patrick L. Scully is founder and president of Clearview Consulting, LLC.
Pat has 25 years experience as an executive and manager with three of the United States’ leading
organizations that specialize in public participation, civic engagement, and
community problem solving. Prior to starting this company, Pat was executive
vice president of The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, where he also served as deputy
director of its flagship program, Everyday Democracy.
Pat worked at the Kettering Foundation during the early years of current
president David Mathews’ tenure. As research director from 1985 to 1990, he
initiated and managed a comprehensive research program to support the Kettering
Foundation’s activities. As a program officer in the early 1990s, Pat directed
a variety of domestic and international programs. He also worked at The Harwood
Institute during its start-up years in the mid-1990s (as the for-profit
consulting firm The Harwood Group). Pat worked with a diverse group of clients
whose interests ranged from grant making strategies for philanthropic
institutions to political reform and health care policy.
Pat holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in social science (with an emphasis in
American studies, U.S.
political history, and political science) from the Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse
University. Some of Pat’s
most formative political experiences were during his year as a Fulbright
Scholar in Budapest, Hungary in 1993-94 where he worked
with newly formed civic associations throughout East Central Europe.
Pat is a founding board member of the The Democracy Imperative, whose
mission is to strengthen public life and democracy in and through higher
education. He is also a Senior Associate of Everyday Democracy and serves on
the advisory council of the Montessori School of Greater Hartford.