John Hitzel

I am pleased to announce the opening of John Hitzel’s Omni Tax and Business Services office.

In 2001 I opened Charlotte Income Tax Service in Port Charlotte and built the business in a few short years to over 600 clients. I sold that business in 2006 but continued to service many of my clients for the new owner. I have now severed that relationship and have opened the new office. I will be sending written communication to my past clients at the beginning of 2011.

The business this office will conduct is primarily individual and business income tax returns. However additional individual and business services will be offered. Go to my web site for more detail.

Born June 26, 1937 in Easton, Pa.

The family moved to Atlantic City, N.J. in 1938. I was raised on Absecon Island first in Atlantic City and later years in Margate and Longport, N.J. The early WWII years were spent in Atlantic City and once my Dad was able to beg his way to a 90 officer wonder (he was too old) followed him to his permanent war year’s assignment in Arlington, VA. The family returned to Atlantic City upon his discharge in 1946.


Graduate: Atlantic City High School Class of 1955

Graduate: Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Bachelor of Science degree Class of 1959

Numerous business, human resource and tax practitioner classes over the years of my career


Citizen’s Advisory Board, Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Member, Charlotte County Charter Review Board

Member, Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club

Member, Charlotte County Republican Club

Formerly a member of Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

Member National Association of Tax Professionals

Past President Winston Salem Restaurant Association

Member: Winston Salem Coliseum and Convention Commission


Work Experience

1952 to 1959: Part time and summer positions as bus boy, bell hop, dishwasher, beach and cabana attendant, wine steward, waiter and cook during high school and university years

1959: Banquet Manager, John Bartram Hotel Philadelphia, Pa.

1960 to 1963: Assistant Manager, Pocono Manor Inn, Pocono Manor Pa.

1963 to 1964: Owned and operated The Tabard Inn a small hotel and restaurant in Scot Run, Pa.

1964 to 1965; Active Duty, United States Army. Served a six month active duty requirement.

1965 to 1967: Supervisor, Szabo Food Service. In charge of food service operations for the North Carolina Western Electric Works and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Located in Winston Salem, NC.

1967 to 1974: Hired by ARA Services (now ARAMark) as location manager for Beech Mountain ski and real estate development in Banner Elk, NC. Promoted in 1968 to District Manager for western North Carolina operations. As such

had responsibility for food service operations at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem State University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Elon College, Pfeiffer College, Davidson

College, Nova Scotia College, Belmont Abbey College, Gardner Webb College, Leas McRea Junior College, St. Joseph Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital. I headquartered at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. All operations

were in western NC. During that period of time I provided management consultation to University of South Carolina, Clemson University, University of Miami, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina and

numerous other ARA Services accounts.

1974 to 1975: General Manager, Royal Vista Hotel Greensboro, NC.

1976 to 1997: Hired by the Architect of the Capital as Administrative Officer of the United States Senate Restaurants. Promoted to Assistant Director in 1979 and Director in 1981. Served in that capacity until 1993 at which time I was

designated to assist the House of Representative restaurant operations to contract the food service and manage the contract.

1978 to 2000: Worked part-time evening and weekends for H&R Block for nineteen years as a tax practitioner and three more years full time as a manager tax practitioner after retirement from federal service.

1977 to 2001: Partner, Optimum Services a food hospitality consulting company.

2001 to 2006: Upon relocation to Port Charlotte Florida I started Charlotte Income Tax Service with 65 clients in year one and 700 clients in 2006. I sold the business in 2006.

2006 to present: I continue to service important clients for Charlotte Income Tax Service as a consultant tax practitioner. I work during tax season by appointment only.