SAVE THE DATE
The Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C., Inc.
Will host the
2008 Distinguished Nebraskan Award
Walter Scott, Jr.
Monday, December 1, 2008
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Gallup World Headquarters
The Gallup Building
901 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
WALTER SCOTT, JR. is a Director and Chairman Emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. He also currently serves as Chairman of
the Board of Level 3 Communications, Inc., one of the largest Internet Protocol transit networks in North America and
Europe, a company spun off from Kiewit in 1998.
Walter received his civil engineering degree from Colorado State University in 1953. While pursuing his degree, he worked for
Kiewit’s construction operations during summer breaks. Following graduation, he began work as an engineer in Kiewit’s
Omaha-area operations. In 1954, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as an air installation officer, inspecting road and runway
construction for the military. After completing his Air Force service, Walter rejoined Kiewit as an Engineer on the Monticello
Dam project in California. The following year, he was Project Engineer on a channel excavation project on the St. Lawrence
Walter transferred to Kiewit’s Cleveland District in 1958 where he prepared estimates for highway projects. He was promoted
to District Engineer in 1959 and in that position had overall responsibility for the district’s estimating and bidding activities.
He was named Assistant District Manager in 1961 and District Manager in 1962.
In 1964, Walter was elected a Vice President of the company and was transferred to headquarters in Omaha to assume
responsibility for construction operations east of the Mississippi River. He was elected Executive Vice President in 1965 and
given the additional responsibility of overseeing construction operations in the eastern provinces of Canada. Walter was first
elected to the Kiewit board in 1964 and named President in 1979. When Peter Kiewit died later that same year, Walter was
selected to succeed him as Chairman. He served as Chairman and CEO of Kiewit until April 1998.
Invitations will be mailed in November. If you have questions or for more information, please call Ali Tinkham at
(202) 744-5919 or visit our website at www.nebraskasociety.org.