Scott Nolan Smith

Scott advises clients on media and digital engagement strategy, international affairs, diplomatic communications and digital transformation.

He was previously Head of Digital Diplomacy at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, where he lead digital strategy for the UK’s diplomatic network in the United States. Scott oversaw social media strategy and engagement by the embassy and UK consulates across the country as well as digital training, supporting posts both in the US and across the Americas.

Scott co-founded the Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC), bringing together the diplomatic, international affairs and tech communities to share ideas & best practices to leverage digital technologies for diplomacy.

He previously managed social media strategy for a broadcast bureau in Washington and was a leading voice in the launch of the former political social-news site, He graduated from Hawaiʻi Pacific University in Political Science and received an MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University. He is currently an instructor in the Executive and Professional Education Program at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.