Scott Simpson is the director of media and campaigns for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where he directs and executes media initiatives and advocacy campaigns for a 200+ member coalition of diverse national civil rights groups with emphases on education, voting rights, criminal justice and policing reform, immigration, fair housing, fair lending, LGBT equality, and every major federal civil rights issue of the day.
He is the editor of Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition written by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and From the Closet to the Courts: Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition written by his great aunt, gay liberation leader Ruth Simpson.
Simpson has managed political campaigns in the District of Columbia and ran to represent Ward One on the State Board of Education. His campaign is credited with being the first on record to use the Amharic language to engage with Ethiopian-American voters.
Simpson has served deputy press secretary to Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), an HIV test counselor and youth advocate, as president of the LGBT Congressional Staff Association and as secretary of Q Street, the association of LGBT policy advocates and lobbyists.
He lives in the LeDroit Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Southeastern University and Master’s Degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.