Vice President of Human Resources
Scott served as the Director of HR at the Tribune Company from 2002 to 2009, including three years at Newsday Media Group on Long Island. More recently he provided internal human resources services for the Los Angeles Times Media Group, including employee relations, labor relations, organizational development and strategic issues.
Scott has over 30 years of HR experience in hospitality, entertainment and multi-media companies, including Hilton Hotel Corporation and The Walt Disney Company, where he oversaw the opening of Tokyo DisneySea theme park and two Disney-branded hotels in over 13 years with the company (1989 to 2002).
A graduate of Washington State University, Scott earned his BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. He also has a Senior Human Resources Professional Certification and has completed the Organizational Change Leadership Program at Pepperdine University. In 2013 he was nominated for the Human Resources Executive of the Year by the National Human Resources Association. Scott serves on the Board of Advisors for California State University Fullerton’s Mihayo College of Business and Economics Center for Leadership and is a Board Member of the YMCA of Orange County.
Scott enjoys playing basketball and softball. He is also an avid runner, having completed numerous half-marathons and marathons. Jay and his wife, Jeanice, reside in Irvine and have two grown children; Karla and Leland.