Accomplishments

TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(past executive positions)

  • Community Recovery Assistance Group Supervisor (post-Sandy) FEMA
  • Executive Director, Belmar Business Improvement District
  • Executive Director, Spring Lake Business Improvement District
  • Consultant for creation of Spring Lake Business Improvement District
  • Executive Director, Toms River Business Improvement District
  • Assisted with creation of the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District
  • Director of Public Affairs, Borough of Seaside Heights
  • Executive Director, New Jersey Amusement Association
  • Executive Director, Past-President, Founding Officer, Marine Trades Association of New Jersey

MAJOR PUBLIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

(in which played significant leadership role)

  • Toms River Township Name Change
  • State-wide Constitutional Referendum that changed the Amusement Game Laws to enable their survival
  • Sign ordinance revisions in Toms River, Belmar, Spring Lake
  • Police pension referendum, Freehold Township
  • Police pension referendum, Brick Township

MAJOR EVENTS OVERSEEN

  • Large cruise nights in Belmar, Toms River, and Seaside Heights
  • New Jersey Ice Cream Festival, Toms River
  • New Jersey Chili Cook-off, Toms River
  • Summer beach house and all summer programming for MTV in Seaside Heights 1998 & 2002
  • Summer try-outs for the United States Bobsled Team in Seaside Heights
  • Beach Fest, Atlantic City
  • Trump Castle World Championships of Offshore Powerboat Racing, Atlantic City
  • Walsh, Benihana, and Hennessy Grand Prix offshore powerboat races in Point Pleasant Beach
  • Atlantic City and Atlantic City In-Water Boat Shows
  • Marine Expo, Point Pleasant and Toms River

PUBLIC BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

(current)

  • Vice-chairman, Ocean County Tourism and Business Development Advisory Council
  • Chairman, Monmouth Ocean Development Council Cultural and Tourism Committee
  • Board Member and Immediate Past President, Downtown New Jersey
  • Board Member, Ocean County Military Support Committee

BOARD AND COUNCIL MEMBERSHIPS

(past)

  • State of NJ Tourism Advisory Council
  • State of NJ Boat Regulation Commission
  • State of NJ Adolescent Suicide Prevention Commission
  • Ocean County Mental Health Board
  • Ocean County Mental Health Emergency Task Force
  • Toms River- Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Board member

EDUCATIONAL

  • Graduate Defense Information School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN- military public affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts- Mass Communications- Thomas Edison State University
  • Master of Arts in Professional Studies- Organizational Theory and Behavior- Thomas Edison State University
  • First graduate of Rutgers University certification program for managed business district managers
  • More than 50 hours of training in community-based processes while working for FEMA
  • Certified coach- Diocese of New Jersey (150 hours of training)

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