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June is Black Men's Appreciation Month at VBLM: Meet Mr. Scott Price

Here at The Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine, we celebrate and amplify the narratives of Black men making an impact on our communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia

Meet Mr. Scott Price:

Black Man smiling, wearing a dark suit.
Mr. Scott Price

As Regional Policy Director at Virginia Energy, Scott establishes, maintains, and manages favorable relationships with state and local government officials, community leaders, customers and business leaders in Dominion Energy Northern Virginia’s operating area. He supervises, monitors and drives timely resolutions to community and customers’ issues, concerns, and complaints. He also participates on the lobbying team supporting legislative priorities in Virginia. Scott has been employed with Dominion Energy since November, 2019. Previously, Scott worked in the Office of Senator Mark R. Warner from 2009-2019. He also worked for then private citizen, Mark Warner’s Virginia High-Tech Partnership and NationsBank.

Scott is a Trustee at New Bethel Baptist Church and Board Member for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Board Member for the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce and Northern Virginia Urban League. Former Lass President & Trustee, University of Virginia Class of 1993; Board Member, Nova Parks; Board Member, Virginia Lottery; Scott is Founder and President of the Capital Investment Club and Board Member and Treasurer of the Departmental Progressive Club. Former Senior Class President, Mount Vernon High School, Archon, Beta Nu Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He is married to Sonia H. Price, Esq. and they have a son, Scott A. Price II and live in Alexandria, VA.

What are you most known for?

Volunteering, Non-profit Board Service and Mentoring.

How would your best friend describe you?

Fiercely, loyal!

Who inspires you?

The future. I love life. Knowing that there are endless possibilities. I can't wait to see what happens in the future and I want to live life to the fullest.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My family. We have achieved so much and have truly been blessed. The future is endless.

In a perfect world, what is one thing you'd like to see happen for Black men?

Working together as a strong collective to make life better for our families and the greater community.

What does perseverance mean to you? Can you share an example of a time you persevered?

Never give up. I worked a pretty tiring job that didn't appear to have any chances to affect my future. In retrospect, the job and the dedication to the job allowed me to make the connections that I need to make, in order to join now Senator Mark Warner's operations.

Which songs are on your playlist, that you think other Black men should add to theirs?

  • Public Enemy - "Bring the Noise:" social consciousness. It's hard to listen to this song and not get revived for any challenge.

  • Public Enemy - "Fight the Power:" This song made me understand that I could be strong when any difficulty arose from being a Black man.

  • Sam Cooke - "Change is Gonna Come:" Still relevant in our time. Keep pushing.

  • Bob Marley - "One Love:" Inspirational of how things can be.

  • Donnie McClurkin - "Stand:" The song has got me through some tough times and reminded me that "this issue" is part of the journey. I'll be stronger afterwards.

If you could go back in time and have a conversation with your younger self; which year would you return to? How old would you be in that year? 

What would you say to your younger self, to inspire him about his bright future?

1993 - 21 years of age. I would tell myself to do the exact same thing. Take one of the biggest risks I had ever done up until that point and go forward.

How can our readers connect with you?

ScottaPrice - on all social media platforms.


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