"The story you embrace, consciously or unconsciously, will define the way you experience the world, whether it will be one filled with wonder, possibilities, and miracles or one dominated by limits, doubts, and fears."—Scott Livengood
Scott Livengood is owner and CEO of Dewey's Bakery, Inc. Dewey'sDewey's has two divisions, a commercial wholesale bakery and retail bakeries. Through Scott's leadership, Dewey's commercial bakery has become a premier crafter of premium cookies and crackers, a respected specialty and gift brand, an emerging national brand in the natural/specialty and mainline grocery channels under both the Dewey's and Salem Baking Company brands, and a leading strategic partner for custom brand development of premium products serving many of the largest and most respected food retailers in the country. Established in 1930 in Winston-Salem, NC, Dewey'sDewey's Baker is a high volume retail bakery that has served families in the area for over four generations and is known for its Moravian sugar cake, a specialty coffee cake with Old World origins dating back three centuries. Since acquiring Dewey'sDewey's, Scott has set in place a growth strategy for the retail operation to become a regional presence in the Southeast.
Previously, Scott worked at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 27 years, starting as a trainee in 1977. He was appointed President of the company in 1992, then CEO and Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, the company grew from 95 to 367 stores, including openings in Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Australia, and had the most successful IPO of the year 2000. System-wide sale grew from $151MM to $991MM and pretax earnings increased from approximately $300,000 to over $94,677,000. Krispy Kreme was voted one of the top five brands in North America by BrandChannel in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Scott has served on numerous boards, including the Carter Center, where he participated in the 2002 Jamaican Presidential election with President Carter as an observer. In support of his belief in the power of story, he served several years as a board member and chair of the International Storytelling Center.
In 2012, Scott and his wife Michelle created the Scott and Michelle Livengood Foundation. Its focus is supporting initiatives that promote the fulfillment of individual potential, community building, and the realization of hope. They both fund and are actively engaged in program development.
Scott and Michelle live in Winston-Salem, NC, and have four children.