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About SCOTTIE

A Faith Based Leader Known for Positive Results

Born to Jack and Tina Powell of Otway, OH, Scottie is a Scioto County native raised with a strong belief in God’s grace and the value of hard work. Scottie’s father Jack, a logger and minister, instilled in his 3 boys that you work hard for what you get, and you honor God with what he blesses you with. Scottie’s mother, Tina, taught him how to show compassion to others, and to share what you have even if it isn’t much.

At an early age Scottie was introduced to the principle of working hard. During tobacco season, he and his bothers could be found in the fields, picking rocks, hand hoeing, and maintaining the acres of tobacco the family would raise for extra money. Scottie graduated from Northwest High School in 2002. It was there he met his high school sweetheart, Emily Hill, daughter to Dr. Jeffrey and Becky Hill. They would later get married after gradating college. A first-generation college student, Scottie attended Otterbein University and graduated with a BA in Communications. Years, later he would obtain his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Western Governors University.

After college, Scottie and Emily, returned to Scioto county. Here he began his career in Nursing Home Administration. His introduction to healthcare was as the Admissions and Marketing Director for BridgePort Healthcare Center, Portsmouth, OH. He was an integral part in proposing and getting approval for a multimillion dollar rehab center, Advanced 360. Scottie later went on to take the Administrator position at Concord Health and Rehabilitation, Wheelersburg, OH. At the time Concord was on a special focus list with the

State of Ohio, and if healthcare surveys didn’t improve it would have been shut down. Under Scottie’s leadership, the team turned the outcomes around, improved the quality of health, and ultimately Concord was taken off the State’s list. This move saved over 100 jobs in our community and prevented the need to relocate the residents of the facility. Scottie left Concord to start a career with the State of Ohio at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

As Service Office Manager at BWC, Scottie was responsible for overseeing all claims, employer, and safety activities for the surrounding 9 counties. Four months into his new role, he also took over the Service Office Manager duties for the Cambridge, OH office. That office covers 10 additional counties. While at BWC he became a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and oversaw process improvements resulting in millions of dollars in savings. Scottie would later become the Director for Customer Experience for BWC. In this role he represented the 250,000 employers and millions of Ohio workers served by the Bureau. He was tasked with gathering the voice of the customer and identify pain points they had while interacting with BWC. During the second half of 2017, Scottie was also given authority over the Customer Contact Center that handles 400,000 calls each year. It was during this time that he proposed, and Administrator Sarah Morrison approved, a satellite call center in Portsmouth, OH. This project brought 11 good paying state jobs to the area that will generate over $500,000 in payroll and benefits each year.

Currently, Scottie is the Chief Experience Officer for an Ohio based healthcare provider that provides services to our elder population in nursing homes, assisted livings, adult group homes, home health, and hospice. In this role he oversees business and census development, and has worked with launching new products and acquiring complimentary service lines for the company's portfolio. Scottie also utilizes his Nursing Home Administrator license to provide day to day leadership in local nursing homes.

 

In the midst of Covid-19, Scottie and his business partners launched a new healthcare staffing agency to provide nurses and nursing assistants to healthcare providers needing additional coverage. In less than 2 years, his company now employs close to 100 employees across the State of Ohio.

When he is not working he can be found spending time with his wife Emily, and their two children, Sawyer (9), and Scarlett (6). They enjoy hiking, fishing, and exploring our wonderful community. He is active in his church, Dry Run Church of Christ, West Portsmouth, OH. Here he can be spotted working the sound room, filling in as the praise and worship leader, and coordinating the First Connections Ministry. He is also a Master Mason and attends lodge at Western Sun 91 in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

 

Scottie is a faith-based leader, and practical problem solver.  A local businessman, he is honored to use his work experience to focus on making a positive impact as Scioto County Commissioner. He is dedicated to promoting the area for investment and job growth through the expansion of infrastructure and community development. A fiscal conservative, he evaluates every decision to see what the potential return on investment is for the community and weighs if the decisions he makes will provide generational impacts for the citizens of Scioto County. Finally, Scottie is determined to change the narrative regarding this great area of the state. For too long Columbus politicians have ignored us. Scottie will fight for your future, and the future of your children. Together we can change the narrative, and together we will improve this community we love. God Bless you and God Bless Scioto County.

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