Director of Talent Solutions
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
As an AmeriCorps alumnus and first-generation college graduate, Scott Meltzer’s passion for helping high-potential students and schools succeed have fueled his experience with private-public sector education partnerships, school turnaround models, and venture philanthropy. Scott serves as Director of Talent Solutions at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, facilitating talent pipelines between Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), postsecondary institutions, and regional employers; young professional retention and attraction strategy and programming; and community leadership preparation for MNPS. Most recently, Scott served as Director of Community Partnerships at Notley, a social impact fund, where he scaled Philanthropitch, an annual fast-pitch event empowering nonprofits with the coaching and capital to implement sustainable and revenue-generating models. Previously, Scott was an Impact Manager, Chief of Staff, and then Managing Director of Philanthropy at City Year, an education nonprofit dedicated to supporting students and schools with full-time, near-peer tutors, mentors, and role models. Prior to his return to City Year, Scott was Managing Director of Key Ideas, an Emmy-winning storytelling firm, and Deputy Director of The 80/20 Foundation, managing philanthropic investments and strategic partnerships in technology education, entrepreneurship,
and urban lifestyle options for Graham Weston, Co-founder and former Chairman of Rackspace Hosting.
Scott was a 2015 candidate for the San Antonio Independent School District Board of Trustees, endorsed by the San Antonio Express-News editorial board. He serves as board president of Homework Hotline and board member of Philanthropitch and the Tomorrow Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Scott earned a B.A. in Sociology from Centre College, M.A. in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University, and Certificate in Education Finance from Georgetown University.