Scott “Tux” Tuxbury
Candidate for Montana State Auditor
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
Scott’s love for Montana runs deep. His connection was forged early when his parents brought him to the Cheff ranch in 1970. After that, there was no looking back for the ten-year-old boy. Every following summer included a solo trip by train or plane to stay with his brother and explore Montana’s mountains, rivers, lakes and streams. Scott knew the state was home and went on to build a successful business and raise a family here.
After receiving his B.A. in Insurance and Risk Management in 1983, Scott dedicated his energy to building a life in Montana. Turning down the chance to take over his family’s fourth generation insurance agency in Michigan, he loaded his pickup and headed for Montana. Traveling eastern Montana and Wyoming as a farm and ranch underwriter with The Travelers Insurance Company in Great Falls, he considered himself the luckiest person alive.
His business sense and entrepreneurial drive led him to purchase a small insurance underwriting business with a partner in Missoula in 1992. Starting with three employees, he grew the business to its current 35 employees.
Scott has worked tirelessly to bring new insurance companies to Montana, and to design innovative insurance programs for a range of people and businesses that might otherwise have had difficulty gaining coverage. He helped create options for farm and ranch owners, daycare providers, fly fishing guides, mobile homeowners, archery products manufacturers, distressed, vacant, and unprotected properties, and more.
Known in the insurance industry throughout the state and nation for his expertise and dedication, Scott has a reputation for professionalism, honesty, and a sense of humor. He is licensed for insurance in every state, and his credentials include Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Accredited Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS), and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
His involvement with the insurance industry and its people has been extensive. Over the years, he’s worked on important legislative issues for Montana insurance consumers, as well as those impacting agents. Matt Rosendale, the current State Auditor/Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, recently appointed him to the Montana Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Directors.
Scott is also a sought-after educator in the field and teaches classes on a range of topics, including insurance law, ethics, and surplus lines. He’s licensed for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and the Montana Insurance Education Foundation.
After more than 40 years in the insurance industry, Scott is ready to put his knowledge and dedication to work for insurance consumers and businesses in Montana as the next State Auditor/Commissioner of Securities and Insurance.