Our Executive Spotlight feature gives us the opportunity to highlight some of the wonderful business people that work at our member organizations. We hope these posts will help our community to learn more about the people working at Addison County businesses, as well as the variety of career paths that brought them to where they are today.
John Zahn, Middlebury Inn
John, General Manager of the Middlebury Inn, possesses a wealth of professional experience gained from management roles in Historic Inns, upscale resorts and branded hotels in Vermont over the last twenty years.
Originally from New York City, John has been immersed in the Hospitality industry his whole life. He has held management positions in Food and Beverage and Catering for Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham and Radisson.
He was a member of the opening team at Stowe Mountain Lodge, as Director of Catering and Conference Services. He built a department and led the team that grew group business from 4,000 group room nights to 20,000 groups room nights annually.
With over 35 years in total in the Hospitality and event industry, John has been leader in innovation and has planned events for CEO's, Archbishops, Secretaries of State, Vice Presidents, Chiefs of Staff, and Governors.
John has a BA in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University and he is a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional).
He has lived in Vermont for over 25 years and is married to Susan Zahn, Director of Marketing for One Credit Union. Together, they have three grown sons, Matthew, Peter and Jack.