Arthur D. Scott


An S.E.C. Biography

Art Scott has a lovely accomplished wife, Tricia, four children, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a dog named Brie Ann.

Washington State was Art’s childhood home. Seattle Pacific College and the University of Washington saw an education major pass through their halls. Art’s mother “wanted him to be a teacher but he could not spell.”

Art’s real estate career began in Lompoc, California, in 1962 after seven years with McDonnell/Douglas. His real estate experience and his successes are numerous and varied.

He began as a salesman and soon became sales manager. In 1964, Art started Central Coast Realty, Inc. and was President of a multi-office firm. Under Art’s direction, Central Coast Realty developed its office procedures, programs, and systems. They also managed properties for the Veterans Administration, which included appraisals, rehabilitation, and sales. In 1978, they closed $5,000,000.00 in real estate syndications. The same year, Art became involved in the development of residential homes, industrial buildings, mini-warehouses, restaurants, and Stowaway Personal Storage Company of Jacksonville.

Currently Mr. Scott is President and C.E.O. of Tradewind Industries, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Directors. And is a managing member of A. J. Investments LLC and Crestview Place LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri. He says he has slowed down.

Richard Reno’s Exchange Course in 1966 was Art’s first S.E.C. encounter. He finally decided S.E.C. was for him and attended his first meeting in May, 1982, became a candidate in July, 1989, and a member in September, 1990. “S.E.C. IS FAMILY.” The people, the network, and great ideas are Art’s favorite aspects of the Society. “A single idea from one meeting can change what you’re doing.”

“Give back to the community and world you live in.” Art believes this and acts upon it. His community spirit is so great it is a wonder he has accomplished so much in his real estate career.

“Mayor Scott” was Art’s official title for three years during his residence in Lompoc, California. President of Lompoc Valley Board of Realtors; “1971 Man of the Year” in Lompoc, California; Co-Chairman of Space Shuttle Task Force for California; Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Vice President, Santa Barbara, California Water Advisory Board; Executive Committee, Northern California Power Association; are some of the State, County and local committees he has served on or chaired.

His community service continued in Warrensburg, Missouri, where he and Tricia moved in 1990. Civic activities in Warrensburg include President of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, member of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, the Military Affairs Committee, Board Member of Community Action Council, Whitman, and A.F.B. He has helped Central Missouri State University establish a Non-For-Profit Corporation to manage their Real Property Assets and Entrepreneurial Projects between the university and others. He continues to act as a consultant with them.

Art and Tricia are back in Kansas City. It is Kansas City’s gain! Watch out, Tricia was Chairperson of the 2002 Symphony Charity Ball and will be President of the Kansas City Symphony League in 2007.

A friend introduced Art and Tricia in Jacksonville, Florida in 1978. At that time she was an attorney in the Attorney General’s office in Florida. “They went to dinner, fell in love and have been together ever since.” Tricia then became a stockbroker and moved into management. This busy lady currently works on their personal holdings.

“I gave a lot of my life to politics and public service. I was going to change the world.” This he has accomplished. Art is honored and humbled by the Central Missouri State University School of Business Scholarship named after him.

He is still active in Real Estate and working with Central Missouri State University’s Non- For- Profit Corporation.

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