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Meet The Ambassador Team

 

If you are looking to host an event, The Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center is the perfect destination for your event. We are a family-owned and operated business, and we take pride in our customer service. Our detail-oriented team makes every event perfect in order to exceed your expectations. We look forward to hearing from you!

Manuel (Manny) Morales

TITLE:  Executive Chef
PHONE:  (814) 464-4061(814) 464-4061
EMAIL:  ManuelM@visitscott.com

Manny started in the food service industry 24 years ago. He is a high-end food service banquet and catering chef. He has been with Scott Enterprises for 10 years and assumed the position of Executive Chef 5 years ago. Manny’s passion and love for cooking shows in the dishes he prepares. Manny has received various awards over his years and continues to raise the bar. Manny has loved working with The Ambassador since he walked in the door. He enjoys the closeness of the team and the friendly environment it provides. Manny possesses a true love and heart for cooking and it shows in every dish he prepares. Known for his creative and delicious menus for all the events The Ambassador hosts. There is no request Manny cannot provide for! In his free time, Manny enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and watching a great movie.

Sarah DeFranco

TITLE:  Wedding & Social Events
PHONE:  (814) 868-9208(814) 868-9208
EMAIL:  SarahD@visitscott.com

Sarah DeFranco is the Wedding & Social Events Manager for The Ambassador Center and Scott Enterprises. She graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Mass Media Studies with a concentration in Advertising. Sarah found her way to The Ambassador in 2014, after having her wedding ceremony and reception here. She started at The Ambassador as the Wedding and Social Coordinator, eventually taking on corporate events as well. Sarah loves detailing and planning events and strives to make each and every one as perfect as it can be. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Carolyn Miaczynski

TITLE:  Catering Sales Manager
PHONE:  (814) 868-9500 ext. 2712(814) 868-9500 ext. 2712
EMAIL:  carolynm@visitscott.com

Carolyn Miaczynski was most recently an Administrative Assistant in Scott Enterprises Sales Office. She began her career with Scott Enterprises on the Hotel Operations side where she worked in the housekeeping and front office departments, and was a Manager on Duty at the Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn. She interned in Scott Enterprises Corporate Sales for 3 months where she discovered how much she truly enjoyed the sales atmosphere. Carolyn has her B.S. Degree in Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management with a Minor in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University. She loves working in the hospitality industry and comes prepared each day to deliver excellent customer service and to engage and learn from her coworkers. When she is not at work, she enjoys listening to music and spend time with family and friends.

Tom Jakobic

TITLE:  Director of Food & Beverage
PHONE:  (814) 868-9500 ext. 2902(814) 868-9500 ext. 2902
EMAIL:  TomJ@visitscott.com

Tom has been with Scott Enterprises for 8 years, and is currently the Director of Food & Beverage. Tom started as the Assistant F&B Manager at Splash Lagoon, then was promoted to the F&B Manager where he helped Splash Lagoon create record sales in 2013 and 2014. He was awarded “Operations Manager of the Year” by Scott Enterprises in 2014. Previous to Splash, he worked at Metz & Associates at Gannon University for 5 years. Tom is a graduate of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati where he was playing ice hockey for the Cincinnati Cobras Junior B Team. Before that, Tom attended Iroquois High School in Erie. Tom’s hockey career went to Pittsburgh, where he played for the Junior Pens before he came back to Erie and work at Gannon. Tom and his wife Danielle have three children, Mackenzie, Addison and Maxius.

Sean Stutzman

TITLE:  Convention Sales Manager
PHONE:  814.868.9500 ext. 2700814.868.9500 ext. 2700
EMAIL:  SeanS@VisitScott.com

Sean Stutzman is the Convention Sales Manager at The Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center and Scott Enterprises. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology. He began his career in the Hospitality industry with White Lodging Services. There he gained valuable hotel and banquet sales experience over 4 years, and qualified for White Lodgings Chairman’s Club. Sean recently joined the Scott team and is excited to work with such a talented and professional team. When Sean is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter or spending time on the golf course.

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