Scott Kuehl
(pronounced KEEL)

Creative Thinking. Visionary Leadership.
Scott Kuehl is a member of the Fellows Program at the Halftime Institute in Dallas, Texas. Scott serves on the board of directors for the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation. He is a member of Christian Business Men’s Connection and is also a CBMC peer advisory group facilitator, as well as a founding member of the Lakes Area Mayors Prayer Breakfast. Scott is active in Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Prior to the Halftime Institute, Scott served as President & CEO at Nor-Son, Inc., an integrated architecture and construction services firm. Under his leadership, Nor-Son became a three-time Inc.5000 honoree by Inc. magazine, as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Nor-Son also became the most awarded merit-shop (non-union) contractor in the nation for both residential and commercial Excellence in Construction Awards — among 21,000 members of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) trade association.

Before joining Nor-Son, Scott founded BrandResolve, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in advising entrepreneurial execs and business owners. Prior to that he served as President & Executive Creative Director of the Twin Cities'​ business-to-business branding and marketing agency, Schermer Kuehl, Inc. (now Schermer.) Over a 10-year period, he founded, built and sold the National Top 100 and Twin Cities Top 25 Advertising Agency.

Scott graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from Minnesota State University - Mankato. He is also the recipient of the university's Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Scott has completed leadership programs at the FMI Center for Strategic Leadership, the CBMC Leadership Institute, and the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. He completed a mini-MBA from University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business.

Scott is a visionary, humorous and passionate leader skilled in uncovering, maximizing and promoting strengths of organizations and personnel within them. Known for his authenticity, insight and creative strategy, he has helped bring clear vision, energize teams, and create aligned growth across entire organizations.

As a unique C-level executive, Scott draws from over 25 years of creative branding, business communication and leadership experience, having influenced the success of over 100 top brands. Scott, his works, or his companies have appeared in venues including The Wall Street Journal, The Business Journals, Inc. Magazine, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, and Architectural Digest.

Scott is passionate about creating strategy, casting vision, generating conviction and producing results.

His StrengthsFinder Top 5 include Strategic, Maximizer, Achiever, Ideation and Belief.