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Scott Center

Scott Center, Chairman, World Trade Center Savannah

Mr. Center is a Savannah native, born in 1955. He is a product of the public school system and graduated from Beach High School in 1973. Scott attended George Washington University, the University of Southern California, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1978. In 1982, he attended the Fails Management Institute at Georgia Tech where he received the "Outstanding Student Award."

Mr. Center is the president of National Office Systems, an interior design/contract furnishings firm. He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah (Past President) and Leadership Georgia. He is a Director of the Savannah Technical College Foundation (Past Chair), Step Up Savannah (Treasurer), Savannah Jewish Federation, and the Savannah Music Festival. Mr. Center also was formerly president of the local chapter of AIPAC. He was a Director the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Rotary Club of Savannah, the Mickve Israel Synagogue (Past President of the Brotherhood), The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, King Tisdale Cottage Foundation, the Executive Association of Savannah, the Frank Callens Boys and Girls Club, Vision 20\20 (Past President), the Chatham County Democratic Party, the American Cancer Society, The Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Council, CASA, United Way of the Coastal Empire, Ameribank, BB&T Bank, Parent and Child Development Agency, and the Greenbriar Children’s Center.

As president of Vision 20/20, Scott was involved with the conception, planning, and passage of the first local option sales tax for community improvement projects, the successful solicitation of a low fare airline for Savannah, a lobbying effort to create state incentives for businesses expanding and relocating in Georgia, the nomination of Savannah as an All American City, and the Yamacraw Art Project. As a Board Member at SEDA, he successfully recruited DIRTT Environmental Solutions to open a manufacturing facility in Savannah and help found WTC Savannah. As Chair of WTC Savannah, he established an EB5 Regional Center and helped Savannah secure its first international regularly scheduled air service.

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce named Scott Center its “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1995. Scott was the president of the 1996-1998 class of Leadership Savannah. Scott has received accreditation from the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Professional. Scott is married to Tatsiana Shakhmuts and has two children, Sofia and Leo.