Scott Emerson is the Founder & CEO of The Granite Group, LLC.  Before starting his own company to support non-profits and promote volunteerism and community engagement, Scott served over 32 years with the American Red Cross and United Way holding local CEO positions in both. Scott has volunteered since 15 years old starting through the Boys Scouts of America and continuing to this day through board service on multiple non-profits and advocating for community involvement. His roles have included leading and modernizing organizations. Scott has proven himself as a dedicated leader, growing resources and developing strategic partnerships to improve local services for our community. He is a convener and community problem solver and has received numerous awards including the Non-Profit Administrator of the Year from the Public Administrators Association of Southern Nevada and Golden Hands award from the Cultural Diversity Foundation. Scott assists other non-profits in strengthening their leadership and governance. Concurrently, he teaches non-profit management courses for UNLV Continuing Education. He is a passionate advocate for volunteer service and community betterment.