CoachArt Board Welcomes Scott Haug of Alvarez and Marsal’s Corporate Transformation Consulting Practice

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Scott Haug, Managing Director with Alvarez and Marsal’s Corporate Transformation Consulting Practice Joins CoachArt Board

scott-haugScott Haug, a strategy consultant with Alvarez and Marsal and former MasterCard executive, has joined the CoachArt board of directors. CoachArt is a non-profit organization that matches volunteer coaches with chronically ill children and their siblings for free arts and athletics lessons.

“Scott’s expertise helping companies evolve their operating models coupled with his nonprofit experience within the special education space will be incredibly useful given our aggressive growth objectives,” said CoachArt Executive Director Greg Harrell-Edge.

“As the parent of a special needs child, and having close friends whose children have been impacted by chronic illness, I was immediately drawn to CoachArt’s mission,” Haug said. “I have seen firsthand the tremendous healing power of art and athletics on children impacted by illness and developmental delays.”

“It is a tremendous honor to dedicate my time and experience to CoachArt. The opportunity to play a role in expanding CoachArt’s reach will bring joy to thousands of children and their families, and also provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers looking to give back to those in need.”

Scott was born in Norway and raised in Southern California. He earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and international relations with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He was named one of UCLA Anderson’s “100 Most Influential MBA Alumni” for his work around innovation within the non-profit/NGO space.

He brings 25+ years of strategy consulting and management experience working for some of the world’s most progressive companies to develop growth, innovation, and targeted value creation strategies. Most recently, Scott has been working within the high technology and payments sectors solving complex challenges related to digital transformation, operating model strategy, and leveraging disruptive technologies to create new business models.

Scott has significant non-profit experience, including co-founding and acting as interim/pro bono CEO and Board Chair of the Pyramid Autism Center, a nationally recognized school serving children and families impacted by autism, which has twice won the Disney Community Services Award. He has also served on the boards of Growers First, Laguna Beach SchoolPower, and The Living Desert.

Scott lives in Laguna Beach, and splits his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He’s an active surfer, sailor, and snow skier, and holds a fourth-degree black belt in Korean Hapkido karate, but mostly enjoys spending time with his family.


Give a "virtual high five" on National High Five Day (Thursday, April 19th), and $5 will be donated to CoachArt!CoachArt creates a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness. CoachArt was founded in 2001 by Zander Lurie and Leah Bernthal in memory of Zander’s father, Dr. Arthur Lurie, a cardiac surgeon who recognized the need for long-term support and enrichment among the pediatric patient population. Today, this non-profit organization provides high-quality, no-cost lessons and activities in arts and athletics to children in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area with the support of volunteers, community partners, and generous donors. To get involved please visit or call 213-736-2850.

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