Executive Staff

Nick Scott, Jr.

Vice President

B.S. Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Penn State University.

25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Nick Scott, Jr. is an Erie business leader who along with his brother Chris, sister Alison, and father Nick Sr. is responsible for operations and development at their third-generation family owned hospitality business, Scott Enterprises. The company was founded by Nick’s grandfather, Chris Scott who, at the age of thirteen was sent to “the promised land,” America, to find a better life for his family. Today, family values and work ethic remains a linchpin to their success. Under Nick’s leadership in strategic planning, the family company, based in Erie, PA, has successfully expanded into twentyeight locations, with more than $50 million in projects under development. The most recognizable hospitality brands in the region are members of the Scott Enterprise family. Nick recently lead his team to successfully acquire the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer, NY. This latest acquisition brings the total number of employees to 2,300 (in peak season.) In 2011, Scott Enterprises was awarded Employer of the Year from the Erie County Economic Development Corporation and was a finalist for the Commitment to Erie Award in 2012 and 2013.

Nick is a graduate of Leadership Erie and is a Young Erie Professionals 2007 Generation-E Leadership award winner. He is known throughout the community and his company for his philanthropy and passion for giving back. He spearheaded the company’s “We Promise to Care” initiative which emphasizes giving back to the community, caring for his employees and caring for his guests. “Giving back to our community and caring for our employees is part of the fabric of our company.”

Nick earned a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Penn State University (95’). He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and played four years as a walk-on for the Penn State Varsity Soccer Team. Nick’s winning goal in the 1993 Big Ten Soccer Championship game gave Penn State its first ever Big Ten Championship in any sport. Nick is most proud of his family – wife Karen and their four children, Nicholas 17, Will 15, Zach 14, and Katie 11.

Community Boards

  • UPMC Hamot Health Foundation Board of Trustees
  • UPMC Hamot Medical Center Board of Directors
  • Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Executive Board
  • Visit Erie Board of Directors
  • Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Board of Directors - The Growth Partnership Committee
  • Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week Board of Directors
  • CNB Bank Board of Directors

Early Childhood Development

  • Success by 6 Committee (United Way)
  • Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission (Governor Appointment)
  • Early Childhood Education Community Advisory Panel (Erie Community Foundation)