07:48 AM

2022 Legacy of Excellence Award Winner Announced

This email was sent to our team members announcing the winner of the 2022 Legacy of Excellence Award winner. The Legacy of Excellence is the highest peer-to-peer recognition given by our company. Scott Comport, the winner of the 2022 recognition, was surprised by our leadership team. 


With a record-setting number of nominations for the Legacy of Excellence Award, the class of 2022 demonstrates dedication to our Core Values, devotion to the legacy, commitment to Milton Hershey School, and a focus on our community. The nominations were truly inspiring, and I invite you to watch this video that celebrates all of our nominees. 

On behalf of team members across Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, I am pleased to announce that Scott Comport is the 2022 Legacy of Excellence award recipient. Scott, Executive Housekeeper at Hershey Lodge, was nominated for the highest level of recognition within our company by two colleagues, Jeff Friedel and Brian Klees. 

Here are highlights from Scott’s nominations: 

  • Scott acts in a way that exemplifies our founder's vision. He genuinely cares about every single team member in his care. 
  • His team respects him, and he treats everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. Scott gathers input from his large and diverse team - everyone feels heard and has a voice.
  • Scott has an unwavering work ethic, arriving to work early and staying late until his team successfully completes the day’s tasks. He volunteers to help in any department, ensuring we meet guest expectations. 
  • Scott mentors Milton Hershey School graduates and leads the Housekeeping Manager-in-Training Program at Hershey Lodge

Scott, I want to extend my warmest congratulations to you on this well-deserved honor. Your leadership, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence have set a shining example for all of us, and I am truly grateful for all you do.

To all our team members, thank you for your continued commitment to our Core Values and legacy. Your hard work makes us a leader in our industry, and I am truly honored to work alongside you.

Thank you, John Lawn, President & CEO


Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is committed to fostering a stronger internal culture of advocacy and inclusion to help team members share their voices and collectively effect change. We are expanding on existing initiatives and creating new programs to develop additional avenues of progress for team members from diverse heritages.