City Manager

Scott Marshall became city manager of Beaufort in January 2023.

Public sector experience

Prior to joining Beaufort's senior management team, Scott was director of Human Resources for Beaufort County, a position he held beginning in July 2021. Before that, he worked for the Town of Bluffton, first as deputy town manger and then interim town manager. His previous experience includes positions as executive director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections & Voter Registration and director of the Beaufort County Parks & Leisure Services. 


Scott is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, having served for 23 years.


Scott has a Bachelor of Science in political science and psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from American Public University. He also has a Master Certificate in Human Resources Management from Villanova University. He is a graduate of the Gettysburg Leadership Institute. He is a member of the International City and County Management Association and is the co-author of an ICMA publication on hiring veterans in local government.


He and his wife, Virginia, live in Beaufort and have two adult children. Virginia Marshall is a paramedic and public information officer with Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services.