Scott Franklin – Commissioner

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.