Director, Leadership & Education


Phone: 313-788-7472

As a director of leadership & education, Scott Koenning works to plan, execute and expand RISE’s education and leadership programs. Additionally, he contributes to the development of program content and collaborates directly with internal and external partners to identify training needs and strategies.

Previously, Scott served as assistant director of career enhancement and employer relations with NU for Life at Northwestern University, overseeing student-facing elements of a program dedicated to the professional development of Northwestern’s more than 500 NCAA Division I athletes. Prior to joining Northwestern, Scott was a postgraduate intern of leadership development at the National Collegiate Athletic Association and worked as a success counselor at a Boston nonprofit organization, Bottom Line, and as a scholar coach with the Schuler Scholar Program in the Chicago area.

An Oberlin, Ohio native, Scott attended Grinnell College, where he served as a Student Government Association senator, completed Mentored Advanced Project research focused on Argentine immigration policy as part of the Race, Immigration and Citizenship in America project, and played football while completing bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and sociology.