Executive Staff

Chris N. Scott

Vice President

Chris graduated from Fairview High School followed by Penn State University where he received a Bachelor Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and Spanish.  Chris also attended the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain where he minored in Spanish History, Culture, Language and Art History. Chris is also a graduate of Leadership Erie.

Upon graduation, Chris was a member of the management and opening team of the first of 5 Applebee’s restaurants which Scott Enterprises would develop.  He later moved on to become the Director of Operations of the 12 Arby’s restaurants owned in Pennsylvania and Ohio. After the sale of these 12 units, Chris moved into the hotel division of Scott Enterprises. After attending several Marriott training classes in Washington D.C., Chris returned to Erie to manage the Residence Inn by Marriott. He then began to oversee all of the hotels in the company’s portfolio.

Chris spent 2 years traveling to Wisconsin, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Toronto investigating and researching water parks.  He met with architects and designers to develop Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Erie, PA.  Chris oversaw the construction/project management of the $40,000,000 Water Park and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel in Erie, PA.

Currently, Chris N. Scott is the Vice President of Scott Enterprises and, alongside his brother, oversees the operations and development of over 28 businesses and approximately 2,200 associates.

Most recently, Scott Enterprises successfully acquired the Peek'n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY. Other recent projects include a 30,000 square foot wave pool addition to Splash Lagoon, a Springhill Suites by Marriott, a Hampton Inn and Suites, and various restaurant projects.  Scott Enterprises is also moving forward with the construction of Harbor Place, a mixed-use development along Erie's Bayfront.

Chris is married to his wife, Maria. They have 4 children.

Today Chris, along with his brother Nick, oversee and manage the operations of the entire company.
Specific duties include:

• Managing the portfolio of 9 hotels
• Overseeing $5 million + hotel in renovations
• Lead on all new construction projects
• Works closely on a daily basis with the company’s COO and Director of Finance
• Performs weekly property visits to ensure the business operations are up to par
• In charge of the sales force of Scott Enterprises which includes over 15 sales associates
• Oversees all of the insurance decisions for the entire company
• Attends franchise conferences to research industry trends


Chris is a member of various boards and organizations, including:

• Board member at Saint Vincent Hospital Alliance for Pediatric Care, a division of the Shriner’s Hospital
• Active Rotary member, on the Executive Committee of the 2011 American Heart Association Ball
• Involved in Leadership Erie, St. Vincent Foundation Board
• Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
• PA Tourism Advisory Committee with Senator Sean Wiley
• Career Street Advisory Board
• Northwest Savings Bank Advisory Board
   ...and various other activities that support the greater Erie Community.