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 OhioSE, Past Chairman of the Board for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Healthcare System Board of Directors, the Bethesda Hospital Board of Directors, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Advisory Board, Zane State College Advisory Board, 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 Ohio Economic Development Association Emerging Leaders Planning Committee, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, the Muskingum County Social Justice Coalition, the Zanesville City Schools Planning Committee and is a member of the Zanesville Business and Professional Women’s Club.

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