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Scott Shirley

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I currently serve as Executive Director for Uplifting Athletes, a full service national nonprofit foundation serving the rare disease community of nearly 30 million Americans. I am responsible for the strategic planning of the national charter, providing leadership and vision for the organization, managing programs and operations, developing the Board of Directors and fundraising. I am an Executive Scholar from the Kellogg School of Management and have also earned my Masters of Engineering from Penn State University. Prior to Uplifting Athletes, I held my "dream job" as a Project Engineer with Clark Construction Group in DC. I didn't envision leaving so soon, but when the non-profit I had created with fellow teammates during my time at Penn State began to take off, I knew running Uplifting Athletes full time was my new calling. We continue to nearly double in size every year and have recently taken on many exciting projects and partnerships. I have never lost my passion or desire to build things - only now I choose to build businesses and relationships for a greater cause. Specialties: Non-Profit Management, Business Consulting, Construction Management and Professional Speaking

Scott Shirley's Background

Scott Shirley's Experience

Project Engineer at Clark Construction Group, LLC

March 2005 - September 2007

Contributed to estimate, bid, contract negotiations, and purchase of subcontracts for Liberty Center project (mixed use development that includes office, retail and living space, $135 Million GMP), managed subcontractor contract compliance on the Kennedy-Warren project (luxury DC apartments, $46 Million GMP) and the Women In Military Services for America Memorial project ($10 Million GMP). While at Clark, I was elected to serve as a member of the Innovation Steering Committee to work with the executive management and foster a spirit of continuous improvement, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Assistant Office Engineer at Gilbane Building Company

May 2004 - August 2004

Board of Directors at AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union

January 2013

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union is comprised of a member-elected Board of Directors. The Board establishes loan and savings policies and directs the affairs of the credit union. AmeriChoice was founded in 1970 by a group of IBM Corporation employees and has grown to serve the South Central PA Community including Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties. Today, AmeriChoice is more than 15,000 members strong with assets exceeding $170 million. More information of the BOD:

Advisory Board at Tradition Threads

May 2011

Tradition Threads takes college legends and brings them back to life through high quality, historically inspired collegiate apparel. All of our threads are inspired by each schools proudest moments, greatest players and memorable games. Learn more at

Advisory Board at Pro Baseball

May 2010

PBI is a baseball site for players and coaches that provides online tools to improve player development. Set goals. Track progress. Compare your skills. Be recruited. Learn more at

Founder at Inspired Ventures

January 2010

Consulting practice helping entrepreneurs build their dreams at the intersection of purpose and profit. Standard practices include board service, public speaking and strategic business planning.

Executive Director at Uplifting Athletes

August 2007

Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy. What makes Uplifting Athletes unique is that our chapter network is run by current football student-athletes, providing them with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact. Uplifting Athletes has grown to include over 20 chapters at colleges across the nation, with more getting involved every year. In addition to the events hosted at each college, we have also added a growing list of events held in the Central PA region. Learn more at:

Scott Shirley's Education

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

2007 – 2009

Executive Scholar

Penn State University

2003 – 2004


Concentration: Civil Engineering

Penn State University

1999 – 2003


Concentration: Civil Engineering

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