Staff Member Info



Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott serves as the Executive Director for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority (ZMCPA).  He is a graduate of John Glenn High School, Muskingum University, BA and Salem University, M.Ed.  In 2019, he received certification as an Ohio Certified Economic Developer through the Ohio Economic Development Institute. Prior to joining the ZMCPA, Abbott was a school administrator in Muskingum County.  He currently serves as a Board Member for Ohio Southeast Economic Development, Board Member for the Ohio Economic Development Association, Past Chairman of the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance, Past Chairman of the Board for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Genesis Healthcare System Board of Directors, Genesis Pro-Am Committee, and President of the East Muskingum Local School Board.

Matt and his wife Lindsay reside in New Concord, and have three young children, Hadley, Blake and Cade.

You can reach Matt at (740) 455-0742 or

Amy Young

Amy Young serves as the Business Development Specialist for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority (ZMCPA). Prior to joining the ZMCPA, she worked for State Farm and in the tax industry. She is a graduate of Coshocton High School, attended Baldwin Wallace College and the University of Alaska. In 2019, she earned a Grant Writing Certification through Cleveland State University. Amy serves on the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, the Muskingum County Social Justice Coalition, the Friends of Secrest Programming Committee, the Ohio Economic Development Association Young Professionals Planning Committee,  the Zanesville City Schools Planning Committee and is a volunteer at Christ’s Table.

Amy and her husband Craig reside in Zanesville, and have two adult children, Fletcher (Hannah) and Katie (Kade).

You can reach Amy at (740) 455-0742 or