After officiating high school football and baseball in Arizona for nearly 30 years, it occurred to Scott that there was a piece of Arizona history that was slipping away: the who and the why high schools, their football stadiums, baseball fields and gymnasiums were named.

In addition to his role officiating high school sports across the state, Scott is the president of HMA Public Relations, a 35-year-old marketing communications firm based in Phoenix. He’s a former Arizona sports broadcaster and serves as the professional advisor for Northern Arizona University’s Public Relations Student Society chapter.

Scott sat on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Arizona for nearly 10 years and served for more than a decade on the board for The Arthritis Foundation’s Greater Southwest Chapter. He also served on the board for the NAU School of Communication and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Phoenix Chapter. In 2012, Hanson was both inducted into the Rocky Mountain Emmy Silver Circle Society for his dedication to the broadcast community in the region and honored with the Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Chapter’s Percy Award for his dedication to the advancement of the public relations field across the state.

Scott, an Arizona native, is an alumnus of Washington High School and Northern Arizona University, respectively.