By:Adam Cohen Issue: Global Trade Section: Advisory Board
President & CEO, The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
Contact Governor Scott McCallum
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. 11701 Luna Road Dallas, Texas 75234
Governor Scott McCallum is the President and CEO of The Aidmatrix Foundation, a non-profit headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Wisconsin, Germany and India. Aidmatrix builds and operates powerful technology hubs that work to support diverse stakeholder groups in their effort to work together to solve the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. Their solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. Thirty-five thousand leading corporate, non-profit and government partners leverage Aidmatrix solutions to mobilize $1.5 billion in global aid annually. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of 65 million people.
Governor McCallum’s work with Aidmatrix earned him industry respect with the 21st Century Achievement Award for “visionary use of information technology to promote positive social economic and educational change” and he was recognized as a “true hero of the information age.” (Computerworld, June 7, 2005) He recently has been named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 award finalist in the Southwest Area – North.
McCallum received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science in 1972 from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. From there he went on to graduate from Johns Hopkins University in 1974 with a Masters degree in International Studies.
After school McCallum began dedicating his life to public service. In 1976, he won a seat in the Wisconsin State Senate. He served in the Wisconsin state senate for 10 years and in 1986 he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and was elected to the first of four consecutive terms.
As the Wisconsin Governor, McCallum was cited by the Wall Street Journal during the economic slowdown in 2001 as being one of the ‘political tough guys’ for balancing the budget without raising taxes. As a Governor he was Commander in Chief of the Wisconsin National Guard, directing emergency operations following the events of September 11, earning the 2002 U.S. National Guard Award for outstanding work.
The Aidmatrix relief solution systems were recently endorsed by federal branches and inter-state coalitions as “the Network” to be used in preparation for American disaster relief. The disaster network has since expanded to cover 64 countries.
McCallum has served on numerous Presidential Commissions and hosts a quarterly Governor’s Roundtable, where industry leaders gather to discuss global humanitarian aid.
Scott McCallum has taught Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also has been an Executive-in-Residence at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. McCallum has taught Executive MBA marketing courses at Sun Yat Sen and Harbin Universities in the People’s Republic of China. McCallum also teaches in the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. McCallum has numerous publications, most recently a chapter in the recently released book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission.
McCallum serves on the board of directors for Lubbock Gas Gathering, the Aidmatrix Foundation, and TK Paper Industries. He and his wife Laurie, an attorney in Wisconsin, have two sons, Zachary and Rory, and a daughter Cara.