Staff Member Info

Matt Abbott

Executive Director

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. Matt has been selected in 2022 and 2023 by Ohio Business Magazine as one of the 500 Most Powerful and Influential Ohioans. He currently serves as an Advisory 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, Member of the Genesis Healthcare System Board of Directors, and Member 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.

Amy Young

Business Development Specialist

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, Muskingum County Social Justice Coalition Executive Committee, Friends of Secrest Programming Committee, 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).