Scott serves as the Missouri State Treasurer and has served in that capacity since January of 2019. As Treasurer, Scott oversees the finances for the State of Missouri. Scott's priorities include preserving Missouri's financial health, improving financial literacy, and promoting entrepreneurship and job creation. He is responsible for authorizing all state payments, maintaining all state funds and accounts, managing the state’s banking contracts, safeguarding and working to return the over $1 billion in unclaimed property the office currently holds, managing cash flow for the state, and investing the state’s $4 billion cash portfolio.
Since becoming Treasurer, he was the fastest Treasurer in state history to return $1 million in unclaimed property to Missouri taxpayers, having done so in just 9 days. As Treasurer, he has already returned over $45 million. He also created an innovative and automated system to return unclaimed property to children owed child support if an owing parent has unclaimed property held by the Treasurer’s Office.
In 2003, Scott founded MariCorp U.S. as a boat dock repair firm on Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob, MO. In 2006 he expanded the company’s reach to include manufacturing and installation of new docks and boat lifts. Over time, MariCorp has grown from a small company operating in southwest Missouri to an industry leader in the marine manufacturing and installation industry with a portfolio of work all across the United States. He has aided in or overseen the design and/or building of marinas and docks in various climates and in most of the 50 states.
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Scott served six years in the Missouri House of Representatives, where he represented the people of Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties. During his time in the legislature he served as Chair of the House Budget Committee, where he was responsible for the drafting and passage of Missouri’s $28 billion annual operating budget. Scott also serves on the board of directors for the Cassville Area YMCA and the Shell Knob Senior Center, and is a member of the Cox Health Young Professionals Council. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management. He lives in Cassville, Missouri with his wife Mallory and twin sons Luke and Carson.