Lead Act 2015 Grads Ready for New Atlantic City

Atlantic City is ready to welcome a new group of future leadership. A small but diverse set of 30 individuals spent one day each month together during 2015. They wanted a deeper look into what makes Atlantic City tick.

The 2015 Lead Atlantic City Tomorrow (LEAD ACT) class officially concludes another year for the leadership-building program with a formal graduation ceremony on Wednesday, December 9 at Dante Hall Theatre located at 14 North Mississippi Avenue.

LEAD ACT stands for LEAD ATLANTIC CITY TOMORROW, a public policy leadership development program, is a collaboration between the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), Stockton University.

Alex Marino helped start and coordinate the popular program. He was awarded the first-ever CRDA Spirit of Leadership Award for his work. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Chris Paladino, President of ACDevco; AC Development Corporation

LEAD ACT Graduation Ceremony at Dante Hall in Atlantic City

LEAD ACT, through a partnership between the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and Stockton University, is a year-long program that aims to strengthen, solidify, and improve Atlantic City’s civic and community infrastructure through collaborative efforts of developing an active network of emerging leaders.  Through seminars, guest speakers, case studies, and topical readings, individuals are presented issues that affect the general well-being of the City, and recognize the need for better collaborations and enhanced partnerships.

The festivities start at 5:30 pm with a reception followed by the program at 6 pm. Many local dignitaries and community leaders will be there.

  • Howard Kyle, CRDA board member / chief of staff to Atlantic County executive
  • Donald A. Guardian, mayor, City of Atlantic City
  • John Palmieri, executive director, CRDA
  • Dr. Harvey Kesselman, president, Stockton University
  • Mark Giannantonio, president/CEO, Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Alex Marino, assistant to provost for Atlantic City, Stockton University
  • Kaleem Shabazz, third ward councilman-elect, City of Atlantic City
  • Ali Reynolds, retired director of community development partnerships, CRDA

Throughout the year, the LEAD ACT fellows have learned important facts about Public Safety, Education, Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Environment, Health Care & Human Services, History of Atlantic City, Interpersonal Skill Development, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, Negotiation, and Team Building.

Congrats to the 2015 LEAD ACT class fellows: Frank Becktel, Dawn Belamarich Berry, Brittney S. Blakeney, Ytit Chauhan, Stephanie Clineman, Donna J. Danielson, Stephenine S. Dixon, Danielle Epps, Christopher Filiciello, Eliana Garzon, Milton W. Glenn III, Zakir Hossain, Brian Ireland, James Malamut, Amanda McGowan, Mihaela M. Mihneva, Oriana C. Mondragon, Jameka Moore, Francine A. Palumbo, Michael Rock, Gregory Seher, Sterling Spence, Vladana Z. Stankovic, Vladislav Stankovic, Eddie G. Tate III, Paul P. Tonacci, Tracey Lynn Triniwell, Herbert S. Ushewokunze VII, and Thelma A. Witherspoon.

Want to attend? Contact Dawn Hinton Davis by 5pm December 7. dhinton@njcrda.com


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