- Category: Notable Alumni
- Number of years working in your current industry: 10
- Undergrad degree/university: UW-Milwaukee – BAs in Sociology and Mass Comm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – 1998
Growing up in Milwaukee, Scott Marshall didn’t realize his family was food insecure, thanks to local food pantries and free lunches at school. The lightbulb didn’t go on for him until many years later when he started working at a food bank.
Since then, Marshall’s goal as vice president of development and communications at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is to ensure kids who grow up in similar situations can just be kids and not have to worry about where their next meal will come from.
Marshall earned degrees in sociology and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating in 1998. He puts both degrees to great use in his current role.
Marshall’s career started with 10 years of radio marketing and the occasional overnight shift DJ’ing. The past 11 years have been spent fundraising, with the past five years at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, where he leads the organization’s efforts in fundraising, marketing, communications and volunteer engagement.
Through strong ties with community partners and donors, his leadership in fundraising, communications and volunteerism helps ensure that the pantries in their network have enough food to meet the increasing need.