Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc., is a 35-year old firm that provides economic consulting and public speaking services for a wide range of clients. Consulting activities include impact studies, forecasting services, analysis of policy proposals, and general economic analyses. Consulting clients include BP, ExxonMobil, Entergy Corporation, J. P. Morgan Chase, Capital One Financial, Nucor, Sasol, and a diversity of others. Our objective is to put together the very best team of associates to attack our clientís problems. Dr. Scott makes 50-70 presentations a year on the state of---and the outlook for---the economy and the energy sector in particular.
He is one of the 32-member National Business Economic Issues Council, which meets quarterly to discuss issues of state, national, and international interest. This group has experts who cover international trade, Washington economic policy, retail trade, trucking, steel, chemicals, etc. Dr. Scott is an energy specialist on the NBEIC. He has been appointed to the Economic Advisory Board of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness---a group made up of the CEOs of the Fortune 100, top university presidents, and presidents of three major unions.
He has been interviewed on MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and several local TV stations and his work has been cited in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the Moscow Times, to name a few.
Dr. Loren C.
Scott is President and founder of the firm. He was on the Economics Department faculty at Louisiana State University from 1969 to 1998, where he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor to the holder of the Freeport-McMoran endowed Chair of Economics. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU.
Over the thirteen-year period from 1983-96, Dr. Scott was the
the Economics Department at LSU. During that time,
the Departmentís ranking
among the 3,000 economics departments
in the U.S. rose from 101st to 38th.
He received 7 awards at LSU for outstanding classroom
Dr. Scott is
co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, a model used
for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy, which
are released each fall. He was a co-investigator on over $1
million in grant research at LSU and is the author of over 75
articles and technical reports in addition to reports written
for consulting clients.
Peggy B. Scott is a
Consultant/Advisor and Secretary-Treasurer of the firm.
Peggy is skilled at reinventing, growing and funding large complex U.S. and International companies in dramatically changing environments. She has led transformations and grew startups and market leaders organically and with M&A.
Peggy is a Consultant/Senior Advisor to various industries, including healthcare, technology and private equity companies. She serves on corporate and community boards including, board chairman for CLECO and the advisory board of Health Catalyst Capital. Among her activities, she is a consultant with Francisco Partners, private equity. She serves on the board of the Blue Cross Foundation and the LSU College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and executive committee, having served as president.
Her experience includes serving as Executive V.P., Chief Operating Officer, CFO/Treasurer and Chief Strategy Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA. In addition, she was President of the Blue Cross Foundation, having chaired the board for four years. She was an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University’s Medical School.
Peggy began her career in public accounting/consulting with Deloitte and quickly advanced to Partner and the firm’s first female office Managing Partner. Earlier, she served in senior executive leadership roles at Pan-American Life, Novant Health and the General Health System. She strategized and collaborated for some of the nation’s largest acquisitions and managed operations in eight countries.
Her previous corporate, professional and community board service is extensive, including board service with International Plan Solutions, LLC operating in 190 countries; Triserv Alliance, LLC; Partners National Health Plans; Louisiana Superdome and corporations in Latin America. She served on professional organization boards and in leadership roles in the American Institute of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, along with community organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement, to name a few.
Among awards: Peggy was named one of ten Outstanding Young Women of America; featured in the Wall Street Journal as National Financial Executive of the year and inducted into the American Institute of CPAs Hall of Fame. Business Insurance Magazine selected her as one of the nation’s Women to Watch. She was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction, the university’s highest honor, and earlier into the LSU College of Business Hall of Distinction. She was selected as Tulane’s Outstanding Accounting Alumnus and Parker Pen USA LTD’ Woman of Achievement. She was named an Influential Woman in Business by Baton Rouge Business Reports and a Woman of the Year by New Orleans City Business. She holds a Ronald Reagan presidential citation.
Peggy is a CPA, a Chartered Global Accountant and certified in Valuations and Forensics. She holds an Executive MBA from Tulane and a B.S. in accounting for LSU magna cum laude.