Scott Walquist joined the KPS3 team in 2003 after graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Scott received his B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. Scott specializes in integrated marketing communications and media relations and maintains an excellent working relationship with northern Nevada and regional media.
Scott’s work within the field of public relations is extensive and includes the following clients: Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section, REMSA and Care Flight, Saint Mary’s Health Network, Sierra Regional Spine Institute, Access to Healthcare Network, University of Nevada, Reno, Moana Nursery, Dermody Properties, Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS, United Way, Basin Street Properties, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Griffin Global Logistics, United Construction, Nevadaworks, Red Rock Rendezvous, Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest, and more.
Prior to joining KPS3, Scott held various internships and positions in the public relations industry, including a position with the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1999, he was brought on as a Media Services writing intern for the University’s athletic department. There Scott developed a keen sense for writing on a deadline and media relations. This position led to a spot on the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team’s stat crew, where he is still active today.
Scott’s second position at the University began in 2001 when he became the writing intern in the University Relations office. Scott was able to develop his feature writing skills while continuing to gain valuable relationships with local media contacts. In between the two jobs at the University of Nevada, Scott moved to Boston for a position with Brodeur Worldwide, the largest high technology public relations firm in the world. In the position, Scott researched the technology field and collaborated on press releases that were sent to the industry’s leading publications.
Scott is also a member of the board of directors in multiple community and professional organizations. For the past five years, Scott has served on the Public Relations Society of America of Sierra Nevada (PRSA) board of directors, serving as the president of the organization in 2009. He is also a 2008 graduate of the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program, and currently serves as a workshop chair for the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce/Washoe County School District Youth Leadership Program. Scott also serves as a board member of the University of Nevada’s Reynolds School of Journalism Alumni Association and was a board member of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow. He is also on the advisory board for The Holland Project, an all-ages art and music initiative that strives to empower young people through access to music, art, diverse workshop opportunities, and community service and activism.
Scott has also volunteered his time in youth sports in northern Nevada, serving as the president of the Reno Continental Little League and South Reno Babe Ruth youth baseball program as well as coaching children between the ages of 5 through 15. He previously served as district information officer for Nevada District 1 Little League. Scott also volunteers his time as a member of the University of Nevada, Reno statistics crew for men’s basketball games.
Scott has received multiple community awards, including being named one of Reno Gazette-Journal’s Twenty Under 40 winners for 2009, the 2008 University of Nevada Young Alumnus of the Year and most recently receiving the PRSA Mark Curtis Sr. Award for demonstrating sustained dedication and commitment to the chapter.