Maisha Moore will serve as interim executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in Atlantic City, the group said.
Moore, who had been serving as deputy executive director, will replace Sean Pattwell, who announced earlier in November that he intended to leave CRDA at the end of 2023.
It is unclear if Moore will be considered for the full-time position, but CRDA Chair Mo Butler said Moore is the right fit for this role.
“On behalf of the CRDA board of directors, we are confident that Maisha’s governmental experience will enable her to steer the CRDA during this transition,” he said.
Moore, who joined CRDA in April 2022, will continue to steer the CRDA toward fulfillment of its statutory purpose by focusing and investing in the revitalization and development of Atlantic City, growing economic opportunities, and committing resources to the community, CRDA officials said.
As the deputy executive director, Moore managed the community development grants and sponsorships process. She serves on the Visit Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore Partnership boards.
Prior to joining CRDA, she worked for the city of Atlantic City. In that role, she served as the former mayor’s chief of staff, where she directed the day-to-day operations of the mayor’s office and collaborated and guided City Hall department processes and functions to current industry standards for municipal services.
Moore is a lifelong resident of Atlantic County.