SCOT X. ESDAILE
Executive Director, USMTG
President, Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches &
NAACP National Board Member
Boxing Commissioner, State of Connecticut
Scot X. Esdaile was born and raised in the Greater New Haven area. He is a graduate of Hamden High School. He attended Virginia State University from 1983-1987, majoring in Public Administration.
Mr. Esdaile developed an early passion in public affairs and politics as a young adult. He has worked on several national campaigns for prominent change agents such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Doug Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, Al Sharpton along with many other National and Local Campaigns. In 1992, Mr. Esdaile founded Elm City Nation, an at-risk youth organization geared towards community development and the goal of eradicating gang violence. The organization was recognized nationally and featured on MTV, Montel Williams, BET, and the Sally Jesse Raphael Show.
Mr. Esdaile serves as the Boxing Commissioner for the State of Connecticut, and was the former State Chairman of the Black Expo. He has organized numerous rallies and protests related to issues of health care, social injustice and inequities in the criminal justice system. He also was a galvanizing force in the statewide support for the Million Man March.
Mr. Esdaile has demonstrated unwavering commitment to social justice through his work with the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He served as the President of the Greater New Haven NAACP Branch for 7 years, and in 2004, was elected President of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches; the youngest State President in the country at that time. He has received numerous awards and tributes for his many years of public, community, and civil rights service. Mr. Esdaile is serving his third term on the NAACP National Board of Directors representing Region 2 – (Delaware to Maine) and is the recipient of the Kelly Miller Alexander, Sr. State Conference President of the Year Award.
As President of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches, Mr. Esdaile has expanded its programming on a statewide and regional level that brings merit to the objectives of the organization. Some recent accomplishments are the record attendance breaking NAACP Harmony Classic football game featuring Central Connecticut State University verses North Carolina Central University and The Great Debate at Yale University, where Howard University, Morehouse, Hampton & Wiley College have debated relevant social issues in filled to capacity venues against Yale University.
Mr. Esdaile has also been an integral lightening rod for legislation in the areas of health care and criminal justice. He was instrumental in getting a bill passed in 2008, to establish a 29 member Minority Health Advisory Council to eliminate disparities in health status among the state’s multicultural, multilingual and multiethnic communities. In addition, he helped champion the abolishment of the Death Penalty in the State of Connecticut. He’s also a leading voice against racial bias in state government, the inadequate funding of education in urban areas, the appointment of people of color and women to judicial benches and racial reform in the criminal justice system.
Mr. Esdaile is committed to empowering youth to become future leaders and believes that early intervention and prevention programs are the key to stabilizing our younger generations to come. Mr. Esdaile resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his wife Adrien, and their children, Imani and Quran. His oldest son little Scot is a Senior at the University of Alabama.
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