Scott Joseph McAnally

Senior Manager of Policy Research and Legislative Affairs
State of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Benefits Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

During legislative sessions of the Tennessee General Assembly, Scott supports the executive director of the Division of Benefits Administration by drafting bill analyses and fiscal note support forms for all introduced bills that could or would impact the state group health insurance program. When the Tennessee General Assembly is not in session, Scott conducts research on emerging trends and practices from other states or large employers in the health insurance arena.

  • MPA, The University of Georgia 2011 Public Administration
  • AB, Middle Tennessee State University 2008 History
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Traveling, biking, recreational athletics and, as former GSPA Social Chair, social activites

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Probably the day in Program Eval that Dr. Bradford recognized how clever one of my many interjections was.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Apply everywhere
  2. Be Honest
  3. Show up
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Member, Tennessee State Museum Foundation

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway
  • Favorite Hangout: Walker’s was essentially the MPA Lounge from ’09-’11.
  • Favorite Getaway: Usually the North Georgia mountains.
A Quotable Quote About My Spia Experience

“Two years was too short.”