Scott Leemaster was introduced to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 20 years ago by family friend and American Technion Society (ATS) leader, Larry Jackier. He entered the ATS 21st Century Leadership Program eager to learn, and graduated as an ambassador for the Technion. Mr. Leemaster served twice as president of the Detroit ATS Chapter before stepping down in 2012 to assume an even larger role — ATS National President. During his tenure, he presided over the launch of a major ATS fundraising campaign and was one of the first groups to visit the new Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Mr. Leemaster became chairman of the Technion Board of Governors in October 2019. For his commitment, he was awarded a Technion Honorary Fellowship in 2009.
Mr. Leemaster and his wife, Susie, are Technion Guardians, a designation reserved for those who give at the highest levels. In 2019, they established the Scott & Susie Leemaster Fund for the Ultra-Orthodox & Underserved Students at the Technion. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have contributed the Technion Emergency Fund for Student Support. Previously, they supported numerous other projects including the Shared Core Facility in the Sohnis and Forman Families Center of Excellence for Stem Cell and Tissue Regeneration Research.
Mr. Leemaster is vice president and principal of Warren, Michigan-based Madison Electric Company. He and Mrs. Leemaster live in Franklin, Michigan. They hope to pass their commitment on to their son Jacob, who participated in the Technion’s SciTech summer program for high school students.