Scott Stanzel

Scott Stanzel has served in high profile communications roles for more than 15 years. As a spokesman and media adviser for the President of the United States, a United States Senator and one of the most scrutinized Fortune 500 companies in the world, Stanzel has managed communications strategy on many of the biggest news stories in recent times.

Stanzel is President of Stanzel Communications, a public relations firm based in Seattle, Washington. Until January 20, 2009, Stanzel served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush. Stanzel also served President Bush as National Press Secretary for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign, as spokesman in the White House Office of Media Affairs and in various roles during the Bush for President campaign in 2000.

Stanzel’s other roles in politics include serving as campaign manager for Defeat 1098, the successful effort to stop the state income tax proposed in ballot initiative 1098 in Washington State in 2010. He has also worked for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, as well as numerous other statewide and presidential campaigns.

As Senior Public Relations Manager for Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington, in 2005 and 2006, Stanzel led the effort to improve the technology giant’s reputation on the security of its products and partnerships with law enforcement to fight cybercrime.

Stanzel is a frequent contributor to Fox News, POLITICO and other media outlets. He is a native of Sac City, Iowa, and a 1995 graduate of Iowa State University. Stanzel serves on the Advisory Council of the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association.