A native of Oak Park, IL, Scott has been an Oak Park River Forest Rotarian since 1995. A Rotary Foundation Bequest Society donor, Paul Harris Fellow (+3), a Foundation Sustaining Member, Scott has been active in his club and on its board in many capacities – including serving as President in 2013-2014.
Scott and his brother, Rob, own and operate McAdam Landscaping, a landscape company with four divisions and 85-90 employees during peak season. They have established a reputation as a company of integrity, doing quality work and standing behind their products and services. Scott and Rob are also partners in Chicago Snow and Landscape Partners (CSLP) provides regional landscape and snow removal services for the entire Chicago metro area. Professionally, Scott is very involved in the landscape industry. He has served on the Horticulture Advisory Board for the University of Illinois, the board of the Illinois Turfgrass Foundation, The Mid America Horticulture Trade Show, The Chicago Flower and Garden Show, and was president of both the Landscape Division of the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Outside of his profession, Scott served on the board of the Des Plaines Valley Council Boy Scouts of America for 18 years. A former Scout, Scott has also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2006, Oak Park River Forest High School awarded Scott the Tradition of Excellence Award. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Scott was instrumental in establishing the Fund for Excellence at the university to provide discretionary monies for the horticulture department to enhance the student experience. The Illinois Green Industry Association recognized Scott for his numerous contributions to his industry. He has received the Award of Merit from the University of Illinois College of ACES.
Scott and his wife, Veronika reside in Lemont and have two adult children: W. Scott, Jr. and Amanda. They are all proud Paul Harris Fellows and share Scott’s love of Rotary and Service Above Self.