Alumni Stories

Scott D. Morse (F’74, MSFS’83)

Former President/Publisher, FedEx Trade Networks (WorldTariff)

Location: Wagner Alumni House
Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Scott D. Morse

During his time at Georgetown, Morse started a student travel business. In his early entrepreneurial years, he met Jack Leslie (C’76) and contributed to the early development of The Corp, or Students of Georgetown, Inc., the world’s largest completely student-owned and -operated business and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since his graduation from Georgetown, Morse has actively served in the Alumni Admissions Program. In 2006, he was elected to the Georgetown University Board of Regents. In 2008, he started the Georgetown Technology Alliance, which organizes lectures and networking for professional alumni in Silicon Valley. He organized the alliance’s coast-to-coast “telepresence” forums, in which alumni who manage technology corporations and current Georgetown students come together to discuss employment. Morse also serves as treasurer of the organization.

Morse is an international trade regulation expert who has changed the ways in which governments and corporations reference foreign customs duty and tax information. In 1991, Morse acquired Eurotariff (GB) Ltd., a loose-leaf publisher in the U.K., and named it WorldTariff, which merged with FedEx in 2000. At WorldTariff, he leveraged his expertise in international trade regulation to pioneer digitized multi-country customs duty and tax data for worldwide use. Noteworthy among his licensees were the European Commission for the exporters of the EU, JETRO for exporters of Japan and SAP for exporters of multinational corporations. In 2006, Morse retired from his position as publisher of WorldTariff. Morse has held annual MSFS alumni salons at his home in San Francisco since 2007, and he promoted the first annual gathering of MSFS alumni at John Carroll Weekend in 2009. He also created a need-based scholarship fund in 2001 for qualified MSFS students.

Additional Resources

Georgetown Technology Alliance
http://www.georgetowntechalliance.com/

The Corp
http://www.thecorp.org/

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