Meet Your GED® State Relationship Manager: Scott Salesses

In this month’s Q&A feature we’re highlighting Scott Salesses and learning more about his work as a State Relationship Manager (SRM). 

How long have you been working with GED Testing Service?  

I started working at GED Testing Service in August 2011.

What do you enjoy most about your job as a State Relationship Manager?

I strongly believe in our mission and I like talking and presenting to people about what we bring to the table to help more people obtain their GED® credential and go on to postsecondary education and careers. Also, in this job I’ve had the opportunity to travel to places in the U.S. that I’ve never traveled to before from big cities to rural communities and everything in between. I currently work with the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin so look for me in one of these states!

What kind of work did you do before coming to GED Testing Service?

Before coming to GED Testing Service I worked with Pearson Education. In that role I worked with faculty from 2 & 4 year colleges to create customized print and digital instructional materials and classroom resources.

Where is your hometown?

Pembroke, MA

Favorite travel spot?


What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

Movies, reading, politics, Crossfit, and social media

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Film director

Who is the best teacher you ever had? Why?

I’ll say my senior year high school English teacher. Of course we did lots of reading and writing, but she also made us present in front of the class regularly and it forced you to develop some presentation skills and become more confident at it.

What is the best book you have ever read?

To Kill a Mockingbird

What characteristic do you most admire in others and why?

Another difficult question. I’ll say self-deprecation.

What two things would you buy or do if you won the lottery?

I would love to share some of the winnings with family and friends. Also, I see a lovely home in Malibu or perhaps somewhere in the Caribbean if I won a large sum of money. I could list a lot more than just 2 items…lol.


  1. Hello,

    I went to the GED TS 2018 Conference and was told I should contact you regarding a request I would have for our testing center.

    Is there a way to create text fields when a student creates their account to help them capture and enter their State ID information form the get go? Students have to enter several fields of personal information, why cant they choose which ID they are entering, ST ID, ST DL, OTHER and then enter their id number, experation date or if even possibly upload an image of their id.

    There are several apps (instacart for example or banks) that have the technology to allow you to snap a picture of your ID and upload it on to your platform.

    Why cant this be implemented to help Testing Centers in our state speed up the registration process for students, so they can actually start testing ASAP instead of waiting for someone on the TS to verify prof of resindency via paper form. Currently, our TS in Madison, WI has students fill out several paper forms once student activated account. Account has a hold until the paper information is processed, so student has to wait and cant even look at testing dates until all information has been entered.

    I am not saying that the TS should not verify ID, but could the information be entered by student at initial account to help speed up the process somehow.


  2. Hi Scott. We recently spoke at the CEA conference in Sandusky and discussed the testing time limits. You provided me with your business card to call. I must have written down the wrong # and misplaced the card. Please contact me bt email. Thanks.

  3. Hello Scott,

    My name is Janice Philpot, Director, Workforce Development , Triangle, Inc. I am reaching out at the recommendation of Mike Farma, DESE MA. I have submitted application to become an GED testing site in Salem, MA. I have previous experience of opening and running testing centers in Sommerville Ma. offering the HISET. We have designed and open a state of the art testing center in Salem MA, i would like to add the GED as a test offered. if yo have the time I would like to discuss next steps and Person’s plan for testing post COVID-19.
    My best with well wishes of health and safety to you and yours
    Janice Philpot

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