Dr. Theresa Bannister-Scott

Dr. Theresa Bannister-Scott
Dr. Theresa Bannister-Scott has been employed by the Department of Commerce, NOAA since 1977.  She currently works in the Office of Coast Survey, Marine Chart Division, as an Information Technology Specialist, in Silver Spring, MD.  She has consistently contributed outstanding service and unparalleled efforts in the support of others in the furtherance of the objective of NOAA to promote excellence in the workplace. She has received numerous awards including the NOS/EEO Affirmative Action Award (2006) and the NOAA Distinguished Service Award (2008) in recognition of her exemplary contributions.

Dr. Bannister-Scott has been a member of Blacks In Government (BIG), since March 2004.  Her commitment, innovative and creative ideas have made significant improvements in the overall success of the organization’s goals to promote Equity, Excellence and Opportunity for all, at the Chapter, Region, and National levels, as well as, the Community (C):

  • Chair, Membership Committee, NOAA BIG Chapter (2004-2007)
  • Chaplain, NOAA BIG Chapter, (2004-2007); (C) Ordained Minister (2007)
  • Member, NOAA BIG Chapter Program and Planning, Fundraising,

    Black History Month and By-Laws Committees (2004-2008)

  • Volunteer, BIG National Training Conference Membership Booth (2004-2008)
  • Regional Representative, Delegate and/or Alternate-Region XI (2004-2010)
  • Received BIG Chapter Involvement Award-Region XI (2005)
  • Co-Chair, BIG National Memorial Wall Committee (2006)
  • BIG National Training Conference Workshop Presenter (2006)
  • Received BIG National Certificate of Recognition for Meritorious Service (2006)
  • Graduated summa cum laude (with highest distinction) – (C) Doctorate Degree (2006)
  • Graduated BIG YLA – Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy/Award (2007)
  • Participated in NOAA BIG Chapter Toy Drive (2007)
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation/Judge/BIG Youth Oratorical Competition (2008)
  • Nominated, BIG National First Vice President (2008)
  • Participated in NOAA BIG Chapter Thanksgiving Food Drive (2007-2009)
  • Nominated NOAA BIG Chapter President (2009)
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation, Black History Month/NOAA BIG Chapter (2009)
  • Nominated BIG National Executive Vice President (2009)

You control your own destiny. Nothing is impossible, because you make the difference.

~Dr. Theresa Bannister-Scott