Scott Ginsburg is known as one of the most esteemed businessmen in Dallas. His cumulative experiences in law, politics, business and philanthropy have been the foundation for a string of notable achievements.
From 1971 until 1981, Scott Ginsburg worked in the
United States Congress, while attending college and law school. He
worked for two Iowa Congressmen: U.S. Congressman John C. Culver and
U.S. Senator Dick Clark.
From 1975 until 1981, Scott Ginsburg
worked in a professional capacity of Staff Director and later as Staff
Director and General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Labor Subcommittee on
Employment, Poverty and Migratory Labor. He also worked for the U.S.
Senate Subcommittee on Social Security and Medicare. U.S. Senator
Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin chaired both of these Subcommittees. In
1981, Mr. Ginsburg left his employment with the U.S. Congress and began a
career in private industry.
From 1981 until 1983, Scott Ginsburg
formulated a business plan to enter the radio broadcasting industry. In
1983, Ginsburg acquired his first radio station and founded Statewide
Broadcasting. From 1983 until 1987, this station group expanded from AM
and FM radio stations in three Florida cities to include large markets
such as Dallas and Chicago. In 1987, Ginsburg and Cecil Heftel formed H
& G Communications, and added Los Angeles, Chicago and Honolulu
radio stations in the group. In 1988, Ginsburg established Evergreen
Media Corporation, which focused on the nation's largest media markets.
Ginsburg took the company public in 1993.
In 1997, he co-founded
the nation's largest radio broadcasting company, Chancellor Media
Corporation (NYSE:AMFM), with Tom Hicks of Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst.
Ginsburg served as Chancellor's Chief Executive Officer and a Director,
capping a twenty-year career in the radio industry.
One year later, Ginsburg brought Porsche to Plano, Texas in 1998, which
marked the beginning of Boardwalk Auto Group. Over the next fifteen
years, Ginsburg added Audi, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Maserati and
Lamborghini to create one of the most impressive luxury lineups in the
Dallas area, with each store achieving the coveted top awards from each
manufacturer. Then in 2012, AutoNation acquired the Dallas area
Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi dealerships from Boardwalk Auto Group.
Auto Group also owns Ferrari of San Francisco, Maserati of Marin, and most recently
has added, Lamborghini North Los Angeles, Audi Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs Volkswagen, to its
roster. Under Scott Ginsburg's direction, Boardwalk Auto Group has
achieved extraordinary success in sales and has been recognized for its
customer service excellence. In 2002, Boardwalk Auto Group was named the
fastest growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth by Southern
Methodist University's Cox School of Business and the Dallas Business
Journal. Most recently, Boardwalk Ferrari, Boardwalk Maserati and
Lamborghini Dallas were each named 2014 DealerRater Dealer of the Year
for the U.S.
Aside from his responsibilities at Boardwalk Auto Group, Scott Ginsburg also serves on the Board of Directors of Sizmek Inc., a worldwide digital media company (SZMK) listed on the NASDAQ. For more than 15 years, the online business that is now Sizmek has proudly pioneered industry firsts in digital marketing, including rich media, video and online targeted advertising across channels.
Scott Ginsburg has been involved in a number of
charitable activities, contributing both his time and financial
support. This includes the Dallas Morning News Charities, Klyde Warren
Park, Dallas Arboretum, The Dallas Symphony, Dallas International Film
Festival, Greenhill School, Shelton School, Georgetown University Law
School, and other organizations that focus on the needs of the homeless
and hungry, health, education and the environment. Scott believes that
whatever time he can give the community is indeed time well spent.
Mr. Scott Ginsburg earned his Bachelor's degree from George Washington
University, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University
Law Center. The new Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center at Georgetown University Law Center was dedicated on September 8, 2015. Scott has four children pictured below.