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About Us

Our work is about reframing possibilities. Scruggs & Associates LLC was founded in 1993 with the goal to grow thriving communities and effective organizations.  We believe that collaborative strategies and partnerships between public, nonprofit and private sectors can accelerate economic well-being and solve global issues.  We want to catalyze these efforts by helping organizations visualize their future and position themselves for success. 


While we continually learn and apply new analytics and practices, we’ve stayed true to our mission: Strategy... Clear and Simple.

If you are an organization needing to a roadmap to achieve your mission, a nonprofit needing to reboot your strategy, or public agency wanting to benchmark your programs and policies against top performers, give us a call.


 

Where the Passion Begins

 

Patricia Scruggs founded the company to help build sustainable economies and effective organizations. Her work includes over 80 economic, innovation, and talent strategies that leverage the resources and know-how of public and private sector partners, as well as numerous strategic planning and coaching projects for an array of nonprofits.  

Ms. Scruggs served as Oregon's first Director of Innovation and Technology under Governor Kulongoski where she managed the state's innovation council and technology efforts; writing legislation and acting as a liaison among industry, education and government.  Patricia has continued her innovation and entrepreneurial services assisting state and regions across the country, including work on rural capital for the Ford Foundation and USDA. 

Pat uses her educational background in both engineering and public policy to create an effective blend of qualitative and quantitative analysis.  With strong facilitation skills, she conducts both large scale public input processes as well as smaller board and organizational retreats. She runs workshops on strategy development and is guest lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Prior to establishing Scruggs & Associates, she worked for Coopers & Lybrand as a senior consultant, and for tech companies including IBM and CommScope. She has served on and chaired multiple economic boards and committees, and is currently vice chair of the Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network.  When Pat’s not working she is probably doing home improvement projects, hiking, fly fishing, on a yoga retreat or dabbling with acrylic paints.