Scott Preston Biography

Scott Preston, MA, CEM, CBCP, EMT-B
Business, Academic & Research Continuity Manager

Scott Preston is a UW Alumni (1996) with a BA in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Emergency and Disaster Management with a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from American Military University. Scott currently holds professional certifications as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). Scott is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) in King County, WA and is affiliated through the King County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue. Scott previously worked for UW Emergency Management from August 2005-March 2008, when he managed the Campus Emergency Response Team (UW CERT) program and the Business Continuity pilot project and returned in August 2009 as the Business Continuity Manager for the UW.

Business Continuity and emergency preparedness is a passion for Scott. He loves to help people figure out how to become better prepared against the eventuality of a disaster. As the Business Continuity Manager for the University, Scott’s primary role is to champion disaster awareness and preparation among the 300 or so UW academic, research and administrative units so that the University is more resilient against disruption from disaster and can return to normal operations more efficiently after a disaster has occurred.

Away from his regular daily duties, Scott is also involved in a wide variety of emergency-related activities such as working as EMT-B at Husky Stadium every fall in support of the Husky Football games, volunteering with King County Search and Rescue and helping at a variety of special events throughout the year. Scott has also serves on the the Seattle Metropolitan All-Hazards Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Scott lives with his wife and family, including a cats, a rabbit and a large black lab that thinks she’s a lap-dog, but could pass for a bear.