Rick Scott

Rick Scott

The initial funding for the GW Business Plan Competition was provided by a generous grant from Richard and Annette Scott, the founding sponsors of the competition.

Rick Scott is the 45th Governor of the State of Florida and has worked to cut taxes, pay down state debt and invest in education to grow opportunities for Florida families.

Under the Governor’s leadership, state debt has been paid down by $3.6 billion, and more than 462,000 private-sector jobs have been created in three years. In addition, Florida has jumped from 11th to 6th in the nation for overall quality of its education system.

As the son of a truck driver and JCPenny clerk, Governor Scott is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is considered one of America’s foremost problem solvers.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Ann, for 41 years, and together they have two adult daughters, Allison and Jordan, and three grandsons, Auguste, Quinton and Sebastian.