Justin Genzlinger

Justin Genzlinger is a native to Hawley, PA where he grew up living and working at his family’s boutique hotel and farm-to-table restaurant – The Settlers Inn.  In April, 2012 Mr. Genzlinger sold his consultancy in Washington, DC and returned to NEPA as a full time resident focusing on development and expansion of Settlers Hospitality, a hospitality management company that also generates economic development in the NEPA region.  Settlers Hospitality owns and manages the original family business The Settlers Inn. The company first expanded with the development of Ledges Hotel and Glass bistro,then on businesses which include Lake Region Fitness, Cocoon Coffee House and Mill Market Bakery. More recently, in October of 2015 Mr. Genzlinger announced the acquisition of Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort and the intended launch of Silver Birches – a vintage lakefront resort.  Silver Birches now contains 56 waterfront bedrooms, a 300 seat banquet and conference facility, a 200 seat waterfront restaurant, The Dock and an 84 slip boutique marina on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack.  Outside of NEPA, the company also owns and manages Sayre Mansion, a historic 23 room B&B and event center in Bethlehem PA where future projects are planned for 2018.  Separate from hospitality operations, Mr. Genzlinger also develops and manages commercial real estate in the region with approximately 275,000 sq. ft. under ownership.  Mr. Genzlinger serves on the following boards – Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau Executive Board, Pennsylvania Resort and Lodging Association NEPA Board, Select Registry (hotel association) finance committee, Marley’s Mission Board, Human Resource Center Foundation Board and Lacawac Sanctuary finance committee.  Prior to 2012, Mr. Genzlinger’s corporate career in Financial Services largely served as a co-founder and Partner with Actualize Consulting, where he led the Mortgage & Fixed Income practice group. His in-depth knowledge of mortgage finance comes from his experience entities such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Ginnie Mae. Mr. Genzlinger also served clients such as hedge funds, bond insurance companies, regional and national banks and Wall Street Firms.  Mr. Genzlinger served on the Mortgage Bankers Association committees for Capital Markets, Technology and Accounting, Tax and Regulatory affairs where he spoke regularly at National MBA industry conferences.  Prior to Actualize, Mr. Genzlinger worked as a Senior Director at Freddie Mac in the Capital Markets division. Prior to Freddie Mac, Mr. Genzlinger was a Senior Consultant with Capital Advisory Services.  Mr. Genzlinger started his career as an Auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Genzlinger received his B.S in Accounting from Lehigh University where he also studied abroad in Florence Italy.

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Jeanne Genzlinger

Jeanne is a founding partner and thirty five year veteran manager of The Settlers Inn, an Arts and Crafts Lodge with full service restaurant in Hawley, Pennsylvania. In 2002, The Genzlingers added the Sayre Mansion in Bethelehm, Pa. to their portfolio followed by Cocoon Coffee House in 2009 and Ledges Hotel in 2010. This collection officially became Settlers Hospitaliy Group in 2015 and subsequently Silver Birches Resort was added in 2016. Jeanne currently serves as Founder, Chairman of the Board of Settlers Hospitality Group. The Hospitality Group includes family members Grant Genzlinger, Justin Genzlinger and Carrie Ohlandt. Root Hospitality LLC was founded in 2015 as the consulting arm of the hospitality group. Jeanne has been active in the hospitaliy and tourism industry for decades. She is a past president of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau and served on that organization executive committee for more than 20 years. During her tenure as President of PMVB, the organization implemented a quality assurance program for it’s lodging members. Jeanne has also served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Travel Council. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Select Registry and was a member of the Quality Assurance Committe of that organization. She is a past president of the Lake Region Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Hawley Partnership, where she is currently a member of the board. In addition to her work in the hospitality industry, she is also a Director of The Dime Bank headquartered in Honesdale Pennsylvania. She currently is a Secretary and Board Member of WVIA public television and NPR affiliate station. She is a founding member of The Hawley Silk Mill, an award winning adaptive reuse develpment project in Hawley, Pa. Jeanne also serves on the Community Advisory Board of Geisinger Northeast and the Development Board of Delaware Highlands Conservancy.

Grant Genzlinger

Grant Genzlinger earned a BA in Archaic Chinese Language and Archeology at Oakland University. He has been an innkeeper and owner at the Settlers Inn for 35 years, where he served as the Executive Chef in addition to his role as innkeeper. He was on the forefront of the farm to table movement, using local farmers and sourcing his ingredients locally long before it became a trend in the food industry. He is a passionate historian and has served his community in the following capacities: Wayne County Historical Society (Past President), Hawley Parks Commission (Past Chairman 20 years), Delaware Highlands Conservancy (Past President, Current Board Member), Member Hawley Borough Main Street Design Committee. Member Hawley Downtown Partnership-Greenway trails committee. He belongs to and is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including: Historic Hotels of America, Select Registry, Pennsylvania Culinary Society, Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture, Chefs Collaborative Member, Seafood Choices Alliance Member, Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture Member, Country Inn Cooking and Baking Association (National Board Member), American Institute of Wine and Food. He has been featured in the following television programs: Green TV “Great Rivers Series”, “Chefs of the Great North East” WVIA Public TV, National Public Television “Country Inn Cooking”. As the Genzlinger portfolio of businesses has grown, he has added the following responsibilities: Chef/Owner Settlers Inn Ltd. Hawley Pa. 34 years, Principal Settlers Partners, Owner Sayre Mansion LLC, Owner Cocoon Coffee House and Catering, Member Mill Market LLC, Partner Hawley Silk Mill Development, Member Ledges Hotel LLC. The Genzlingers are longtime environmental advocates and have used “green” and sustainable practices in the operation of all inns for many years. Both inns have received awards for these efforts.

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