Scott Stenger graduated with a dual major in Political Science and Communication from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1987. In 1988 Stenger moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and began his legislative career with Senator Jerome Van Sistine. In 1990 Van Sistine named Stenger his Chief of Staff. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff, Stenger clerked the Senate Committee on Insurance, Labor, Business, Veterans and Military Affairs and the Senate Committee on Affordable Health Insurance both chaired by Van Sistine. In January of 1993 Stenger began his lobbying career as an in-house lobbyist with The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW). The TLW is a 5,000-member trade association. The Madison Law Firm of Quarles & Brady hired Stenger in August 1995 as a contract lobbyist. Stenger was able to retain the TLW as a client when he joined the Quarles & Brady lobbying team. Stenger acquired his own clients and also lobbied on behalf of existing firm clients. In January 1999, Stenger opened his own lobbying practice - Stenger Government Relations. Stenger Government Relations currently represents: American International Group, Altria (formerly Philip Morris), Miller Brewing Company, Tavern League of Wisconsin, Madison Gas & Electric, Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Verizon Communications, Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association, and Wisconsin Commercial Fisheries Association. Stenger and his wife reside just outside of Madison in Deforest, Wisconsin.