It’s just another Monday for most of us, but today is different for John Palmieri. Today is his first official day as executive director of Atlantic City’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
Palmieri was named to the position last month after leading similar charges in Boston, Hartford, Providence and Charlotte.
Those cities might have been less of a challenge than A.C. will present, as the Press of Atlantic City reports, since the shore town continues to struggle with crime and quality of life issues that separate new state-run tourism district from the rest of the city.
Though he’s a Hoboken native, Palmieri was selected after a national search. He takes over for CRDA Interim Executive Director Susan Ney Thompson, who will serve as deputy.