Scott Pinzon

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Scott Pinzon was the Director of Marketing and Outreach at ICANN until May 2012, overseeing the production of publications, branding, outreach, web development, sponsorships, and new gTLD communications.[1] He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an accredited NSA Information Assurance Methodology network security practitioner,[2] a writer, and an editor.[3]

Career History

Scott began at ICANN in 2009[4] as the Director of Policy Communications and Information Services.[5]

Prior to joining ICANN, Pinzon worked as the Product Marketing Manager and Editor-in-Chief at WatchGuard Technologies Inc. and as the Founder / Creative Director at Pilcrow Book Services.[6] He began writing as a teenager, and had his first magazine article published at age 15. Since then, he has been published many more times in magazines, has published many short stories, has assisted on book projects, taught writing and book design at the community college level, and is currently working on his own novel.[7]


He received his education from California State University-Fullerton.[8]

Fun Facts

Scott published a series of books and story collections that were targeted towards young adults in the 1980s and 1990s.

A publisher once asked Mr. Pinzon to ghost-write a book for Mr.T, he turned down the offer.

As a bus dispatcher in Los Angeles, Scott was responsible for dispatching the busses of extras used in Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video.[9]


Scott talks with Raymond King at ICANN 42 in Dakar, Senegal about the new ICANN website, to be launched in early 2012.