Scott Overland leads media relations in North America for Pearson, the world’s learning company. Overland has spent more than 13 years advising elected officials and handling communications for major corporations. Prior to joining Pearson, Overland spent nearly six years working in congressional offices. He was the communications director for former Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colo.), now the governor of Colorado, and previously was the deputy press secretary for former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn,). Overland has also handled communications and/or government relations for NRG Energy (formerly GenOn), PetSmart and Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. Overland earned his J.D. from American University and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Muhlenberg College.