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Nick Scott

Scott Enterprises
Vice President
Nick Scott, Jr. is an Erie business leader who along with his brother Chris (PSU HRIM 92’), 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 over twenty-five locations, with more than 150 million in projects under development. The most recognizable hospitality brands in the region are members of the Scott Enterprise family. These Include; Applebee’s, IHOP, Dunkin, Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Carlson, Quaker Steak & Lube, and Wyndham.  In addition, the Scott Family owns and operates two resorts, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort and Peek’n Peak Ski Resort.  The company entertains more than 4 million people annually and employs a team of 2,300.

Nick and his company are known throughout the community for their philanthropy and passion for giving back. Nick 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 (Penn State Gymnast 95’) and their four children, Nicholas 18, Will 16, Zach 14, and Katie 12.

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