Scott Ewalt

Interim Chief Public Engagement Officer

Scott Ewalt is the Interim Chief Public Engagement Officer of the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Ewalt focuses on the strategy, coordination and execution of the USPTO's nationwide partnership, outreach, education, and customer experience programs. In this role, he is also responsible for leading and coordinating work in USPTO Regional and Community Outreach Offices, including implementing strategic initiatives designed to foster innovation expansion and engagement, strengthening relationships between the USPTO, inventors, entrepreneurs, students and other communities in the innovation ecosystem, and improving the USPTO customer experience.

Previously, Mr. Ewalt served as the Deputy Chief Policy Officer for Operations in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He directed the implementation of OPIA’s strategic goals, programs, and initiatives, and oversaw OPIA’s Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), the IP Attaché Program, the patent policy team, and the administrative team.

Mr. Ewalt also served as the Director of Budget Execution in the Office of Planning and Budget for the USPTO’s Chief Financial Officer, developing and executing operational spending plans based on resource needs, strategic priorities, and anticipated income. He conducted assessments and evaluations of budgetary and financial resources, and managed regulatory and stakeholder budget controls and reporting requirements for the USPTO.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ewalt has served in many leadership roles including Acting Executive Director of the Business Management Office for the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Acting Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce.

Mr. Ewalt holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from George Mason University.