Scot L. Beckenbaugh serves as Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for Mediation Services and Field Programs.
Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Scot Beckenbaugh has been with the FMCS since 1988. During his tenure with FMCS, he was named as Western Regional Director in January, 2004, having served as Regional Director for the Upper Midwest Region since 1997. He was the Director of Mediation Services for the Upper Midwest for two years and, before that, he was a field mediator stationed in Des Moines,Iowa. In addition to providing the full range of FMCS services to the labor management community in Iowa, he served as the Minneapolis District Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator.From January 1, 2005 until January 3, 2006, and from January 21, 2009 until October 8, 2009 he served as Acting Director of the Agency.Mr. Beckenbaugh has mediated national master agreements in the cereal, heavy equipment manufacturing, aluminum and meatpacking industries. He has extensive experience in public sector dispute mediation, as well as regulatory negotiations, public policy, land use and civil rights disputes. A long-time member of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies, he has served on the ALRA Board.
From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Beckenbaugh was a Member of the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Prior to his appointment to the Board, he was an Administrative Law Judge and Director of Mediation Services for PERB. He also had a private arbitration practice and was listed with FMCS. He has served on the Twin Cities Labor Management Committee and has taught at the high school, junior college and university level. He was a bill drafter and research analyst for the Iowa Legislature.
Mr. Beckenbaugh holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Universityof Northern Iowa and an M.A. in Public Administration with an emphasis in Industrial Relations from the University of Iowa.
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