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, 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
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 $50 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 2,100.
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 is most proud of his family – wife Karen and their four children, Nicholas 19, Will 18, Zach 16, and
•UPMC Hamot Health Foundation Board of Trustees (Past Member)
•UPMC Hamot Medical Center Board of Directors (Past Member)
•Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Executive Board (Past Member)
•Visit Erie Board of Directors (Past Member)
•Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Board of Directors – The Growth Partnership Committee (Past
•Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week Board of Directors
•CNB Bank Board of Directors
•Erie Bank Board of Directors
•Success by 6 Committee, United Way
•Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission (Governor Appointment)