Ian (Scott) Phelps '00

  • Scott PhelpsVice President, Technology

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    In 2000, Phelps graduated from the Eberly College of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from IUP.

    He began his career working in the Information Systems department with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers as an IT network assistant. Phelps then returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to work for the Steelers.

    Phelps has worked for the Steelers in some capacity for more than 20 years, starting in high school as a ball boy with the team. He is currently the director of Information Systems and manages the IT infrastructure and systems for both the Steelers UPMC Sports Performance Complex and Heinz Field. He is responsible for setting IT strategies and ensuring alignment with business initiatives throughout the organization, which includes working with various departments and delivering solid IT systems that meet or exceed those needs. Additional responsibilities include administrative and budgetary concerns for the department.

    Phelps is also a member of IUP’s Career and Professional Development Advisory Board, and he is a recurring member of the Governing Body of Pittsburgh’s CIO Executive Summit.

    Phelps is married and has three children. The Phelps live in Harmony, Pa.