SCOTT SECHSER brings 20 years of cutting-edge innovation and crisis management experience to New Lantern, including his work at Linden Lab, the White House, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Pentagon.
Most recently, Scott took a leave of absence from New Lantern in 2020 to serve as Associate Director of Technology and Innovation in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Prior to joining New Lantern in 2011, Scott worked for one of the world’s most innovative companies, San Francisco-based Linden Lab, a corporate leader in virtual simulation, gaming, and training. Scott served as Linden Lab’s chief liaison with the Federal Government, where he pioneered key collaboration strategies that resulted in an 89 percent increase in account revenue.
At the White House, Scott managed operations, technology utilization and deployment within the Executive Office of the President for five years, including the period around September 11, 2001 — one of the most mission critical periods for the White House in our nation’s history.
At the Pentagon, Scott served as a Public Relations Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, where he was responsible for internal collaboration and external communications with high-value audiences. He also served as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Scott also co-founded Room One Communications, a Washington D.C.-based technology and video streaming company, providing cutting-edge services for companies such as the Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, GE, and Toyota.
With a degree in arts history from the University of Nebraska, Scott brings a passion for the arts, design, and creativity to his work. His wife is a professional artist and oil painter, and has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine arts. They reside in the Georgetown area of Washington DC, along with their three sons.