Wisconsin’s advocacy and lobbying profession lost one of its best known and highly regarded members last week with the passing of Scott Tyre. Scott founded the Wisconsin lobbying firm Capital Navigators and, among several other clients, represented WHA in Madison and Washington, D.C. for nearly 15 years. He passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 23. He survived by his wife of 21 years, Tanya Bjork, and their eight-year-old daughter, Claire. Scott was just 60 years old.
“Scott was a tenacious and loyal lobbyist who advocated for his clients with all he had,” said WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding. “His counsel and advice were trusted and invaluable to WHA over many years and there was simply no one better to have in your corner. But most importantly, Scott was a devoted husband and dad, and a very dear friend to many of us at WHA, including to some of our families. His passing is a devastating personal and professional loss, and we will miss him immensely. All of us at WHA extend our deepest sympathies to Tanya and Claire and Scott’s family and many friends and colleagues. There will never be another like Scott Patton Tyre.”