National Technology Leader
US IgniteScott Turnbull is the National Technology Leader for US Ignite and is a key member of the Smart
Gigabit Communities team. He brings twenty years of experience in academic, scholarly and
public sector IT to the team.
Prior to joining US Ignite, Scott served as the Technology Section Chief for the joint State and
Federal public safety force managing the UCI Road Race event in Richmond Virginia and
managing IT planning for public safety applications and infrastructure with Henrico County
From 2011 to 2015 he served as the Technical Leader of the Academic Preservation Trust and
collaborated on the technical architecture of the Digital Preservation Network, both piloted at
the University of Virginia as a joint digital archive for a consortium of 17 to 50+ major research
universities nationally. Prior to 2011 Scott worked as the Head of Software Engineering at the
Emory University Libraries helping to start the Digital Scholarship Common, and managed or
developed dozens of projects for Digital Scholarship or Scholarly support.
Outside the office, Scott enjoys volunteer community service, particularly with communities
facing poverty and working to open access for under represented populations in information
technology. He also enjoys reading and has a strong fondness for museums and historic sites.