Let’s Team-UP against risk.

C. Scott Franklin

President and CEO

(863) 284-3134


Scott joined Lanier Upshaw in 2000, following fourteen years of flying carrier jets as a Naval Aviator. He was named president of Lanier Upshaw in 2003 and added the role of CEO in 2005. Scott continued to serve in the Naval Reserves and retired as a Commander in 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a graduate of the US Air Force Air Command & Staff College. He has earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations. Scott is involved extensively in outside organizations and has chaired numerous civic, community and industry boards.

Originally from Thomaston, Georgia, Scott resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife Amy and their three children. His passions include flying, mountain climbing and golf.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky