Scott Tinkoff

Scott found KEEN Chicago while looking for a volunteer opportunity that he could enjoy with family and friends to celebrate his birthday.  After just one session, the athletes, coaches, community and mission had him hooked.  He chaired KEENfest later that year and joined the KEEN Chicago Board of Directors in 2012.  Hundreds of sessions and many years later, KEEN remains a family affair for Scott.  His wife, Mary Jo, is a Board Member, former KEENfest chair and Board Treasurer.  His son, Oliver, is one of the youngest KEEN “volunteers” and can be spotted each December with his grandparents, who serve as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the annual KEEN holiday party.
Scott is a Senior Vice President at MeritDirect, helping marketers maximize their efforts in a data-driven, multi-channel world.  Prior to joining MeritDirect, he served in various marketing and brand development roles at Uline and School Specialty.  Scott graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Marketing and Minor in Psychology.  He later received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Senior Vice President, MeritDirect
Board of Directors
Director Emeritus