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New Directions President to Receive ‘Local Hero’ Award
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 29, 2015

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The National Black MBA Association Los Angeles chapter will present Gregory C. Scott, president  & CEO of New Directions for Veterans, with the “Local Hero Award” at their 40th Anniversary Celebration to be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey.

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Scott was appointed president of the organization in 2011, which serves veterans and their families by providing a wide range of services including, but not limited to, education, workforce development, mental health, substance abuse counseling, rapid re-housing and access to permanent housing.

According to event organizers, Scott’s commitment to organizational success has earned him numerous accolades and awards.  He prides himself on leading by example and creating an “air of excellence” wherever he’s positioned to serve.

Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University, and received his Master’s of Science degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.  He also has a certificate from the Wells Fargo Executive Director Program, and he graduated from the Executive Leadership Program at the Stanford University School of Business in 2013.

The work of Mr. Scott & New Directions for Veterans was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in 2012 as part of Joining Forces, a White House initiative that ensures that veterans have the tools they need to succeed.  Recently he was also awarded the Ford Foundation Unsung Hero Freedom Award and a Community Partnership Award from Bank of America. 

“I am excited, and humbled to receive the Local Hero of Los Angeles Award from the National Black MBA Association,” Scott said.

“To be recognized for this award shows the principles and values of the NBMBALA to really make a difference in the community.  I’m looking forward to a strong partnership going forward as we work together to increase the exposure, diversity, and financial empowerment among Black professionals and entrepreneurs.”

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