Scott Govenar joined Governmental Advocates, Inc. in 1996. He lobbies on issues such as energy, construction, privacy and higher education among others. Prior to joining Governmental Advocates, Mr. Govenar was an Account Executive at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Los Angeles. At Edelman, Mr. Govenar maintained the ongoing daily activities of the L.A. Resource Program -- the City of Los Angeles' curbside recycling program, including development and implementation of community outreach programs, and developed written press and community relations materials for Los Angeles International Airport's Master Plan. Mr. Govenar's previous public relations experience was with the firm of Valencia, Perez & Echeveste in Pasadena. There, Mr. Govenar assisted with a variety of clients including, McDonald's, Bank of America, and Southern California Edison, on community outreach, media relations, product and ethnic marketing. During this time, Mr. Govenar also started a freelance screenplay and book analysis business which he maintained until he left Los Angeles in 1996. In addition to public relations, Mr. Govenar has an extensive background in the entertainment industry having worked for two multi-national entertainment companies, International Creative Management, Inc., where he assisted a senior agent in the literary department, and the Fox Broadcasting Company, where he was responsible for television ratings research for the television network. Besides his professional work, Mr. Govenar has provided volunteer assistance to several Los Angeles based organizations and non-profit groups including Heal the Bay, an environmental organization, and Nehemiah West, a low-income housing project. Additionally, Mr. Govenar has developed public education and outreach campaigns for the California Coastal Commission and the Malibu Foundation. A native of Southern California, Mr. Govenar holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern California. Mr. Govenar's interests include golf, skiing and, since his marriage in 2001, home improvement/repair.