Scott Shuster

  • ABC News Foreign Correspondent
  • Producer of NPR's All Things Considered
  • Consulting Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies and Business Week

With a remarkable background including nine years as an ABC news foreign correspondent and nearly two decades as BusinessWeek magazine’s moderator and live onstage interviewer at hundreds of corporate and industry conferences around the world, Scott Shuster is the guarantor of quality at management events. His 100+ clients include Toyota, Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Commfund, American Banker/Bond Buyer, Bank of Montreal, the US Departments of State, Commerce, and Justice, the State Council of China, the governments of Dubai, Jordan, Singapore, Sweden, and Turkey, plus more than 20 industry associations. More than a moderator, through exhaustive pre-event study Scott Shuster ensures that every onstage business discussion delivers information of demonstrable value to professional audiences.

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Past Hosts Include:
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
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Scott Shuster is the world's most respected leader of company specific and industry-specific management discussions. For more than 15 years, Scott Shuster has been the chairman and discussion leader of the highly-respected CEO-only, CFO-only, and CIO-only summits of Business Week, held in the US, East Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He also leads the magazine's many other events, such as their Homeland Security Summit; Business Week's" Live!" series; "The Digital Economy;" Business Week's "Smart Manufacturing" and "Telecom Summit" and many more.

Scott has brought a completely new method to onstage presentation at business events. His engaging, discussion-driven sessions define business conference excellence, and have made him the preferred choice to lead a wide range of business and policy gatherings. For example, immediately after 9/11 the FBI urgently assembled corporate security and systems professionals to discuss protection of US critical infrastructures. Scott Shuster was chosen to chair that meeting from start to finish, filling the role of overall moderator as well as discussion leader. When the CEO and all nine senior leaders of the world's largest insurance company needed to present themselves before audiences of hundreds of insurance brokers in seven cities, Scott traveled with them, chairing each meeting, and interviewing the CEO and all the executives for hours in front of each audience.

Scott Shuster undertakes a meticulous custom preparation for every event, ensuring that he is ready for off-the-cuff discussion of the most detailed industry - or company-specific issues. As "the Business Week Discussion Leader" his presence on your program brings objectivity and impartiality. At the same time, Scott recognizes that every event is organized to address a particular set of communication goals, and he makes himself available to sit with his clients prior to every meeting in order to understand your communication goals and ensure that they are met onstage.

For 9 years before joining Business Week, Scott was a foreign correspondent for ABC News, reporting from over 40 countries. Scott's work for ABC News included stints in Pakistan and Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, Sudan, Chad, Zaire, Nigeria, Congo, India, Egypt, Sri Lanka and many other developing countries. He was based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he covered banking, insurance, international organizations (including the WTO), and regional affairs. Scott came to ABC News from National Public Radio, where he was one of the early producers of All Things Considered.