40 under 40 — Scott Schill
Phi Epsilon, 2012 — Recognized in: 2020
“My name is Scott Schill, and I am an elder of the Phi Epsilon chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park, Class of 2012. It is an honor, and a privilege to be among the finalists for Zeta Psi’s 40 Under 40! I live in Baltimore, MD with my wife, Michelle, and our dog Max. I also grew up not-too-far-away in Ellicott City, MD where my parents and younger brother currently reside. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the drums and performing in venues in and around the DMV!”
Scott has worked as a cybersecurity consultant for his entire professional career. He began working for Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice in 2012 serving Federal Government and Commercial Retail clients in building programs focused on securing identities and authentication. Shortly thereafter, he moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services (PwC) where he is now currently a Director in their Cybersecurity and Privacy practice. He works primarily with Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Technology, and Manufacturing companies where he specializes in securing Operational Technology (OT) and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices ranging from connected medical devices, to manufacturing and warehouse management systems, to connected automobiles and even connected filtration and utilities systems. During my time at PwC, Scott has had the privilege of serving as an interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a global, multi-national pharmaceutical organization and continues to work closely with clients in building cybersecurity programs that are resilient and can withstand the threat landscape that continues to change every day.
“Zeta Psi was a critical contributor to my professional career and success. As an undergraduate, I participated in the Washington Scholars program for two years in a row, working closely with fellow alumni working in the public policy and government sectors. In addition to this, I served as a representative of Zeta Psi to the North American Interfraternity Conference, lobbying alongside other fraternity and sorority leaders seeking sponsorship and support from Congress on the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (a bill focused on fixing tax disparities that prevented fraternity and sorority houses from granting tax credits for donations to such necessities as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and other critical safety features). These experiences helped me to build a network that has been invaluable to my success, as well as gain communication and leadership skills that I still put into practice every day on the job.”
Scott would like to impart the following advice on young Zetes in the midst of their undergraduate careers:
“For undergraduates in Zeta Psi, my advice to you is to hold the torch high! The fraternity can be anything you make of it. If you put the time, effort, and dedication into building your fraternity, your fraternity will help to build you. Take advantage of the programs that Zeta Psi has to offer, give back, be a good person, and always have pride in what you do in and out of the house. Your reputation will always be the most important thing you can cultivate. Take the opportunity you have as a Zete, cultivate it, and let it grow! You will look back on your experience as a Zete, and realize that it was one of the most important investments you could have ever made in your life and in the lives of others.”
You can connect with Scott on LinkedIn.