Scott is the President and CEO of Lanier Upshaw, Inc., a regional insurance and risk management agency based in Lakeland. He is a retired Naval Aviator, having served on active duty for 14 years and 12 in the reserves. A Lakeland High School alum, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has served and continues to be active in many civic and not-for-profit organizations.
Scott is married to Amy Wood Franklin and they have three adult children: Amanda, Will, and Sarah.