Scott Leighter

Scott Leighter

Council Member

Scott is serving his first term on the City Council.  He is married and has two sons that grew up in Altoona and attended Southeast Polk schools.  He proudly served his country and state for 8 years within the Army/Iowa Army National Guard.  In addition to his military service he is retired from the Iowa Department of Public Safety where he served as an Iowa State Trooper and Special Agent with the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Task Force Officer within the DEA.  He is currently a senior leader within the Principal Financial Group where he leads the Corporate Special Investigations Unit as their Chief Fraud Officer.  Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Master’s Degree in Business Ethics and Compliance.