Mr. Scott Lister assumed duties as the Executive Director of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in February 2015. Previously, Mr. Lister served 26 years in the U. S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps retiring as a Captain in 2011 and 3 and a half years in the private sector supporting the U. S. Government as a Defense Contractor.
While on Active Duty, Mr. Lister specialized in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s (NAVFAC) Ocean Facilities Program and served in program billets at: Navy Experimental Diving Unit – Engineering Officer, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command – Assistant Program Manager for Underwater Facilities, and Director of NAVFAC’s Ocean Facilities Program (OFP) managing the OFP Community, serving as the First Naval Construction Division Diving Officer, and responsible for all shore-based diving and hyperbaric system certification. While serving in facilities management tours, Mr. Lister led primarily civilian workforces. As Public Works Officer he managed the largest budget and led the largest civilian workforce on each installation. Mr. Lister also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Engineering, Multi-National Security Transition Command, Iraq.
While in the private sector, Mr. Lister established the Houston Office for ITA International providing engineering services to the oil & gas industry and U. S. Government. Prior to returning to Government Service, Mr. Lister was Kellogg, Brown, & Root’s Program Manager for NAVFAC’s Global Contingency Construction Multiple Award Contract with an $800 million capacity.
Mr. Lister has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University, a Master of Engineering in Ocean Engineering from Texas A & M University, and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. He also completed the University of Michigan Executive Education Program. Mr. Lister is a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.