BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 31, 2017) – Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, today announced that Scott Socha has been appointed to the role of president of the company’s parks and resorts business.
In this role, Socha will provide strategic direction and ensure that short- and long-term plans are in place to drive business and enhance the company’s destination proprieties. The parks and resorts subsidiary provides hospitality services at state and national parks, historic attractions and Delaware North-owned resorts such as the award-winning Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite.
Socha, who most recently served as a Delaware North vice president and the company’s treasurer, will continue to be based at Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo. He will transition into the new position beginning April 1.
“I’m confident in Scott’s leadership, passion and expertise to take parks and resorts forward and keep up the positive momentum we saw in 2016,” said Jim Houser, a Delaware North group president with oversight of the company’s parks and resorts business, Delaware North Sportservice and Patina Restaurant Group.
Socha began his career with Delaware North in 1999. Through the years, he has held various high-level positions in finance, including manager of financial planning and analysis. He has also spent a considerable amount of time with Delaware North’s parks and resorts business as vice president of finance and vice president of business development. He also oversaw GreenPath, Delaware North’s proprietary environment management program.
As treasurer, Socha has overseen Delaware North’s financial planning and analysis and treasury groups and has been responsible for the worldwide debt and cash-management activities specific to business operations, capital projects and acquisitions. He has managed relationships with external capital providers throughout the world.
Socha has an MBA in finance from the University at Buffalo and graduated from St. John Fisher College near Rochester, N.Y., with an undergraduate degree in international business and finance.