Scott Budnick is the founder and president of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), which provides a support network for formerly incarcerated men and women and advocates for fairer criminal justice policies. He grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Emory University. Formerly the executive vice president of Todd Phillips’ Green Hat Films, Budnick executive produced many successful comedies, including the highest grossing rated-R comedies in history, The Hangover series.
Budnick is a fierce champion for young adults in need. He is a teacher and serves on the board for InsideOUT Writers, an organization that aims to reduce juvenile recidivism through creative writing and by providing a range of services for of currently and formerly incarcerated youth.
For his work with youth in the criminal justice system, Budnick was named California’s Volunteer of the Year by Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. He currently sits on the Board of State and Community Corrections and was selected to serve as a board member of President Obama’s newly created foundation, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.