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) MoralesTITLE: Executive Chef
PHONE: (814) 464-4061(814) 464-4061
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.
Carolyn RomanskiTITLE: Catering Sales Manager
PHONE: (814) 868-9582(814) 868-9582
Carolyn Romanski has been with Scott Enterprises since 2010, and values the opportunities that allowed for her own personal growth and advancement through the company. Carolyn graduated with a degree in Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management from Slippery Rock University, and then interned in the Scott Enterprises Sales Department. She enjoys seeing meetings and events come together successfully, sometimes after months of planning! In her spare time, she enjoys watching the TV show Friends and spending time with her husband, and their two cats, Mahomie (named after Patrick Mahomes) and Rory (named after Rory McIlroy).
Samantha DietzTITLE: Sports Sales Manager
PHONE: (814) 868-9500 x 2702(814) 868-9500 x 2702
Since 2018, Sammie has held many roles with Scott Enterprises, including Intern, Corporate Sales Assistant, Front Desk for Country Inn & Suites, Weddings & Socials Sales Manager for Peek’n Peak and finally, Events Coordinator for the Ambassador Center! She truly enjoys working on the many different events we host at the Ambassador and loves that each one is unique. Sammie graduated with a dual-degree in Communications & Public Relations/Journalism from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2019. She currently resides in Cambridge Springs, PA with her husband, two dogs, two horses and one donkey named Captain Jack Sparrow! In her spare time, she enjoys competing with her horses, riding dirt bikes with her husband and travelling (mostly to a beach somewhere)!
Jessica CookTITLE: Corporate Director of Sales
PHONE: (814) 746-0177(814) 746-0177
Jessica joined Scott Enterprises in 2019 within a sales manager role at Peek’n Peak Resort where she enjoyed implementing teambuilding events for her corporate clients. In 2020, she assisted in the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites Erie Bayfront as Director of Sales. In 2022, she was promoted to Corporate Director of Sales where she brings over 12 years of hospitality sales experience and a passion for planning events to create the perfect atmosphere for her clients.
Jessica graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania while also completing internships at such places as Walt Disney World and Amelia Island Plantation.
She currently resides in North East, PA with her husband, Christopher, and their son, Sullivan. They also have a trouble maker of a pug, Miss Petunia. When she’s not working, Jessica enjoys boating & camping with her friends & family and in the winters getting out to Peek’n Peak Resort where they ski as many weekends as possible.
Callie OgdenTITLE: Wedding and Social Events Manager
PHONE: (814) 868-9500 x 2709(814) 868-9500 x 2709
Callie joined the Scott Enterprises team in July of 2022 as the Wedding and Social Events Manager. Before coming to the Ambassador, Callie was the Assistant Marketing Director at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers for three years. She fell in love with event planning and coordinating in college at Penn State Behrend where she worked for Campus Catering both in the office and as a member of the banquet staff. Before graduating from Penn State Behrend with her degree in Communication, Callie also had a long-standing internship at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) where she worked closely with the Admissions Team coordinating events for both college and high school students. Callie’s favorite part of her job is seeing the couple first walk in the door on wedding day, and the pure excitement on their faces! When she is not helping plan weddings and parties, Callie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking or baking, and playing with her dogs!
McKenzie DouglasTITLE: Corporate Sales Manager
PHONE: (814) 868-9500 x 2704(814) 868-9500 x 2704
McKenzie joined the Scott Enterprises team in May of 2022 as the Sales Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites Erie Bayfront. In February 2023, she was promoted to Corporate Sales Manager for Scott Enterprises. McKenzie graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Management from Mercyhurst University. McKenzie has had internships at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade and the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institute. She currently resides in Erie, PA with her boyfriend, Christopher. When she is not working, McKenzie enjoys traveling to new places, golfing with friends at Lakeshore Country Club and spending time outside by her pool!
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