Joseph (Jody) J. Alessandrine, Jr., MPA became Cape May MAC’s Director & CEO in February 2020. Jody previously held Executive Director positions for two Special Improvement Districts (State College, PA and Toms River, NJ) and was the inaugural Director of the former Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Center Foundation. He is also a former municipal administrator and served as a thrice-elected city councilman in Ocean City, New Jersey (1998-2008). Jody also has experience in public education, as well as tourism and casino marketing. Jody was appointed by two governors to serve on the Board of Trustees on the New Jersey Historic Trust and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Values Into Action New Jersey. Jody earned a master’s degree in public administration with a certificate in Public Finance from The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also the recipient of the Dr. Stephen B. Sweeney Fellowship at UPenn. His bachelor’s degree is in Communications from Villanova University. Jody and his wife Cheryl live right outside of Cape May City, near the Delaware Bay.
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