Scott Howell is Vanda's Chief People Officer. Prior to joining Vanda in August of 2019, Mr. Howell served as a management consultant to U.S. federal government organizations, providing expertise in change management, workforce planning, and training and development. Throughout a 20+ year military career, Mr. Howell led organizational change, leadership development, and strategic communications efforts, developing cohesive teams and implementing continuous process improvement for global, classified, and complex initiatives. At the Pentagon, Mr. Howell built and led a new division responsible for the development and dissemination of global, strategic communications guidance. He served as a Leadership Development Officer at West Point, where he coached and trained cadets through the academic, military, physical, and moral-ethical aspects of their development, conducted succession planning, and served as a member of the Academy's admissions committee. For over a decade, Mr. Howell taught courses in leadership and organizational change at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at National University. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Human Resources from Central Michigan University, and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.