Full Name
Justin Genzlinger
Business Title
Chief Executive Officer
Settlers Hospitality
Speaker Bio
Justin Genzlinger is a native to Hawley, PA where he grew up living and working at his family’s boutique hotel and farm-to-table restaurant – The Settlers Inn. In April, 2012 Mr. Genzlinger sold his consultancy in Washington, DC and returned to NEPA as a full time resident focusing on development and expansion of Settlers Hospitality, a hospitality management company that also generates economic development in the NEPA region. Settlers Hospitality owns and manages the original family business The Settlers Inn. The company first expanded with the development of Ledges Hotel and Glass-wine.bar.kitchen then on businesses which include Lake Region Fitness, Cocoon Coffee House and Art on the Edge. In October of 2015 Mr. Genzlinger announced the acquisition of Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort and launched Silver Birches – a vintage lakefront resort in 2016. Silver Birches now contains 56 waterfront bedrooms, a 300 seat banquet and conference facility, a 200 seat waterfront restaurant, The Dock and an 84 slip boutique marina on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack. Outside of NEPA, the company also owns and manages Sayre Mansion, a historic 23 room B&B and event center in Bethlehem PA where future projects are planned for 2021. Separate from hospitality operations, Mr. Genzlinger also develops and manages commercial real estate in the region with approximately 275,000 sq. ft. under ownership. Mr. Genzlinger serves on the following boards – Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau Executive Board, Pennsylvania Resort and Lodging Association NEPA Board, Select Registry (hotel association) finance committee, Marley’s Mission Board, Human Resource Center Foundation Board and Lacawac Sanctuary finance committee. Prior to 2012, Mr. Genzlinger’s corporate career in Financial Services largely served as a co-founder and Partner with Actualize Consulting, where he led the Mortgage & Fixed Income practice group. His in-depth knowledge of mortgage finance comes from his experience entities such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Ginnie Mae. Mr. Genzlinger also served clients such as hedge funds, bond insurance companies, regional and national banks and Wall Street Firms. Mr. Genzlinger served on the Mortgage Bankers Association committees for Capital Markets, Technology and Accounting, Tax and Regulatory affairs where he spoke regularly at National MBA industry conferences. Prior to Actualize, Mr. Genzlinger worked as a Senior Director at Freddie Mac in the Capital Markets division. Prior to Freddie Mac, Mr. Genzlinger was a Senior Consultant with Capital Advisory Services. Mr. Genzlinger started his career as an Auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Genzlinger received his B.S in Accounting from Lehigh University where he also studied abroad in Florence Italy.