Walter Scott, Jr.
(born 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated. Scott was the 1997 recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and consistently ranks among the wealthiest Americans. He sits on the Board of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a childhood friend of Warren Buffett. He became an Eagle Scout in 1946 and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1953 with a bachelorÔÇÖs degree in civil engineering.
Scott serves on the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway, Burlington Resources, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Level 3 Communications Inc., [Energy Holdings], RCN Corporation, Valmont Industries, and Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. and is the Chairman of the Board at the Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress The corporation is one of the firms created by the 1998 separation of the two operating divisions of Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. Since the split-off, Scott now serves as Chairman Emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. With his wife, Suzanne, he founded the public, non-profit Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation which has funded the Scott Atrium & Education Center at University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Scott Technology Center in Omaha, and The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
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