About Scott armey

About Scott

Scott Armey was born in Sherman, Texas and has lived in Denton County and the 26th Congressional district since 1972. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Armey was elected to serve as Denton County Commissioner and Denton County Judge from

A proven conservative, Armey cut the county tax rate, while providing increased services to a growing community. He modernized our county road system, and leveraged local dollars to build the state roads we rely on today. He also helped important non-profit organizations like PediPlace and the Children’s Advocacy Center of North Texas get their start in our community.

From 2002-2009, Armey served as Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration.  His duties included maintaining border stations in Texas and New Mexico, and to acquire and improve the equipment and resources used by our border patrol agents.  During Armey’s tenure, he also expanded the programs that allowed local governments to purchase needed law enforcement equipment directly from Federal contracts.

Since leaving public office, Armey has built a career as a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise. He is married to Carisa Fischer Armey, a special education teacher with Lewisville ISD. They live in Corinth, Texas, and have twin daughters attending Texas A&M. Their son, Avery, graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University in 2020 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. He passed away later that year at the age of 22.


Scott Armey is a proven leader with extensive experience in Federal and local government including managing large organizations, strategic planning, executive leadership, financial management and budgeting, human resources, fundraising, public speaking, public/media relations, government relations, emergency preparedness and response, procurement and contracting, building management, real estate, transportation, road construction and telecommunications.  

Key Accomplishments


2019 - Present


A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

2020 - Present

Private Wealth Advisor

Assist clients to help them achieve their financial goals. Instrumental in creating and delivering a unique client experience that defines and differentiates the practice.  Provide client relationship support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, helping prepare financial plans and other client deliverables, working with clients to resolve issues and other practice management tasks. Responds to ad hoc requests, coordinates/tracks projects and/or manages small business as usual projects such as organizing a client seminar.

  • Develop and implement annual marketing plan to meet client acquisition goals
  • Implement key marketing activities
  • Identify clients to engage or re-engage in planning relationships
  • Prepare for client meetings focused on planning discussions
  • Gather and enter client data into Financial Planning Tool Suite
  • Create planning deliverables
  • Perform case analysis and develop recommendations
  • Conduct and/or participate in client meetings to present recommendations/deliver advice
  • Track/hold clients accountable to agreed upon actions
  • Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients
  • Assess the client’s risk tolerance
  • Assess the client’s goals and time frame
  • Recommend portfolio/robust product solutions that will fit the client’s risk tolerance, goals and time frame
  • Run illustrations and hypotheticals
  • Develop appropriate product deliverables
  • Persuade clients to act upon suitable advice/recommendations
  • Execute appropriate trades to align with proposed portfolio
  • Monitor economy, markets, and world events to determine any strategic rebalancing
  • Manage wholesaler relationships
  • Conduct transactions on behalf of clients

2019 - 2020


Assist financial advisors and associate financial advisors in the financial planning workflow. Provide client relationship support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, helping prepare preliminary financial plans and other client deliverables, working with clients to resolve issues and other practice management tasks. 

  • Prepare preliminary financial planning recommendations and initial product solutions for advisor review and use in client meetings
  • Prepare charts, graphs, tables and other visual aids to be used in implementation meetings with clients
  • Develop portfolio/robust product solution recommendations that will fit the client’s risk tolerance and time frame as well as develop appropriate product deliverables
  • Maintain client contact during the financial planning process. Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts
  • Review and update client information as needed for client review meetings. Attend and participate in client meetings if necessary
  • Manage and resolve client service problems

2012 - 2019


Thrivent Financial is a national, not-for-profit, membership-owned organization of Christians who want to be wise with money, live generously and change lives.  Thrivent Financial is nearly 2.5 million members strong, and a Fortune 500 financial services organization with the strength of more than $100 billion in assets under management.  Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance and more. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need.

2016 - 2019

Financial Associate

Financial professional with experience helping individuals and families reach their financial goals.  Specialties:

  • Asset allocation
  • Retirement strategies
  • Retirement accumulation strategies
  • Retirement distribution strategies
  • Investment strategies
  • Risk management
  • Education funding
  • Legacy strategies
  • Estate strategies
  • Charitable strategies

2012 - 2016

Manager, Community Engagement

  • Lead the Texas Community Engagement Team to drive awareness of and connection with Thrivent Financial representatives within the region through marketing strategies, educational workshops and community events. 
  • Partner with the Managing Partner and local Thrivent chapters and community organizations to develop a strategic plan to strengthen chapter communities by helping members and also prospective members be wise with money and inspiring them to live generously and volunteer in lodge activities.
  • Manage an operating budget of more than $800,000 to help Thrivent Financial grow membership in the Texas Region.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to introduce Thrivent Financial to new Christian markets throughout the Region.
  • Participate with the Fraternal Alliance of Texas and the American Fraternal Alliance to educate legislators about the successes, benefits and key contributions of fraternal benefit societies.

2009 - 2013


Government relations firm dedicated to forging successful partnerships between the public and private sectors to provide quality products and services for the American taxpayer.


  • Assist construction, architect and engineering firms with Federal contracting
    • Build relationships with Federal agencies
    • Prepare and submit contract solicitations
    • Facilitate communications and information with Federal Agencies
    • Develop sub-contracting plans
    • Assemble strategic partners for successful project teams
  • Represent private developers before government entities
    • Prepare presentations for projects
    • Negotiate terms and plans of actions with government entities
    • Find solutions to satisfy client and government needs and requirements
  • Advise private companies seeking Federal contracts
    • Evaluate offerings to determine best course of action to secure contracts
    • Assist with the Federal Schedule application process
    • Identify, review and prepare solicitation opportunities and bids 
  • Represent local governments
    • Write transportation grants
    • Negotiate with other government entities

2002 - 2009


The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, among other management tasks.  GSA manages $500B in Federal assets with 12,000 employees and a $27B budget.

Regional Administrator – Greater Southwest Region

  • Appointed by President George W. Bush on June 5, 2002 to serve as the head of GSA activities assigned to the Greater Southwest Region, comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Managed the Public Building Service (PBS) within the Greater Southwest Region, and managed the Disposal Division of PBS for the Rocky Mountain and Heartland Regions.  PBS is the primary agency for building construction and leasing for civilian Federal Agencies.  Constructed the following Federal Buildings and Build-to-Suit Leases:
    • Las Cruces Federal Courthouse
    • El Paso Federal Courthouse
    • Little Rock Federal Courthouse
    • Alpine Federal Courts Facility
    • Plano Federal Courts Facility
    • Oklahoma City Federal Building
    • New Orleans Customs House
    • Houston FBI Building
    • Albuquerque FBI Building
    • San Antonio FBI Building
  • Managed the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) within the Greater Southwest Region and some business lines in the Rocky Mountain Region.  FAS is the leading Federal procurement organization, including telecommunications, information technology, fleet, government-wide acquisition contracts and schedules.
  • Managed all administrative duties (human resources, small business utilization, information technology within the Greater Southwest Region, and the Civil Rights Division for the Rocky Mountain Region.) 
  • Supervised service and division heads, overseeing more than 1200 GSA associates and a $500M budget.
  • Conferred with and maintained cooperative and effective working relationships with other Government departments and agencies, including Congressional offices.
  • With delegated authority from the President and GSA Administrator, executed contracts and modifications of contracts with private sector companies on behalf of the United States.
  • Acting Regional Administrator for the Rocky Mountain Region – January to June, 2007.  Carried out all Regional Administrator duties for an additional six-state region.
  • Held Top Secret Clearance with the U.S. Government.

1992 - 2002


The County of Denton is one of the largest and fastest growing counties in Texas.  During the 1990s, Denton County grew from 273,000 to more than 500,000 residents, and the Commissioners Court serves as the governing body of county government.

2000 – 2002

Denton County Judge

Elected Official – served as the presiding officer of the Commissioners Court, Chief Executive 

Officer of county government.  Annual Budget:  $100M

  • Drafted and administered $100M county budget, comprised of over 1300 county employees.
  • Coordinated Economic Development Department and initiatives.
  • Maintained over 650 miles of county roads. 
  • Coordinated with State and Federal Governments for local highway projects through the implementation of $115M bond programs.
  • Directly oversaw Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, Litter Abatement/Public Nuisance and Records Management/Preservation.
  • Served on the Juvenile Board and the Elections Commission.
  • Served on various committees on behalf of the County.
  • Helped create the Denton County Transportation Authority and served as the first Chairman.

1992 - 2000

Denton County Commissioner, Pct. 3

Served on the Commissioners Court, the decision-making body of county government.

  • Drafted and administered $80-90M county budget.
  • Approved day-to-day financial decisions of the County.
  • Implemented economic development initiatives within precinct.
  • Oversaw county road maintenance and coordinated with State and Federal Governments for highway funding and construction.
  • Served on various committees on behalf of the County.



Bachelor of Business Administration

University of North Texas, Denton, TX



Certified Financial Planner



Fraternal Insurance Counselor


Series 7

General Securities Representative License


Series 66

Uniform Combined State Law License


General Lines Agent

Life, Accident, Health and HMO


2016 - Present

Mission Denton Board of Directors, President


Mission Denton Board of Directors, Treasurer


Fraternal Alliance of Texas – Board Member


Verandah Municipal Utility District Board of Directors, Secretary


United States Senior Executive Service


Combined Federal Campaign – DFW Board Member


Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Executive Board – Board Member and 2005 Chairman


City of Dallas “Inside the Loop” Committee – Member


Denton County Transportation Authority – Founding Chairman

Denton County Historical Commission – Member


North Texas Commission – Board Member

Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center – Board Member

Denton Regional Mobility Coalition – Board Member


Denton County Housing Finance Corporation – Board Member


Denton County Health Facilities Finance Corporation – Board Member