Scott Mulhauser


Scott Mulhauser is a partner at BPI where he leads the agency's public affairs work. Based in Washington, DC, Scott applies deep policy and communication expertise to 21st century advocacy efforts. He founded Aperture Strategies, which became part of BPI in 2019.

Scott has long been a leader in Washington policy and communications from leading roles on Capitol Hill, on national campaigns, in the administration and more. Before founding Aperture, Scott was the chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, representing the U.S. across China and the region while helping run one of the largest and busiest posts in the world. 

Previously Scott served as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden during the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign, worked in senior roles in the Obama Administration and at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He helped run the Senate Finance Committee and multiple Senate offices during landmark policy battles and legislative victories, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act. And he served as Chief of Staff for the Export-Import Bank where he helped direct more than 400 staff at a federal agency, supporting tens of billions of dollars in U.S. exports and hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Scott is an attorney and a professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He was also selected as a fellow by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and the University of Pennsylvania's new Perry World House.

In the media:

Risks aside, Trump's team sees China trade stance as strength in 2020 (Reuters)

2020 Democrats punt on Trump's China tariffs (Axios)

What to know about this week's Democratic Debates (CBS News)