POTSDAM -- George Lavigne has been named general manager of the Clarkson Inn on Main Street.
He replaces longtime general manager Peggy Snell, who retired earlier this year.
Lavigne has more than 25 years of hotel and resort management experience. He has worked in hotels around the world, including Bora Bora, the Dominican Republic, and France. He is also a master chef with training at some of the top restaurants in France, as well as in the palace of the Shah of Iran.
Lavigne is a certified hotel administrator of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
The Clarkson Inn, 1 Main St., is operated by J.R. Weston Inc., a for-profit, tax-paying subsidiary of Clarkson University. Profits from J.R. Weston provide scholarships to Clarkson students.