Scott Wexler | Managing Director

Scott Wexler brings over three decades of experience representing clients before New York State Government. His expertise spans governmental relations, public affairs, and executive level association management.

Widely respected across the aisle, Scott develops successful public policy strategies for clients in gaming, hospitality, insurance, labor, tax, and economic development. He is a leading expert in alcohol beverage control law and routinely advises clients with matters before the State Liquor Authority.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Scott was Managing Director at a large government relations firm for 17 years. In addition to that, Scott has served as the Executive Director of the Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association for 35 years. He manages ERSTA’s legislative priorities, public engagement, and political activities.

Scott holds a degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany. He served for 6 years on the City of Albany School Board including 3 years as President. Scott is active in numerous charities including serving on the Board of Directors of RallySound, an organization that uses music to empower communities through the planning and promoting of events dedicated to doing good in communities across the country.