Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Sean M. Pattwell as Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Pattwell will lead the CRDA in it’s mission to facilitate community-oriented redevelopment in Atlantic City. Mr. Pattwell was unanimously approved by the CRDA’s Board of Directors on March 15.

“Sean brings a wealth of experience to the table as the CRDA’s new Executive Director,” said Governor Murphy. “He is the right person to lead the CRDA as it plays a critical role in Atlantic City’s recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to working with Sean on our Administration’s efforts to attract investment to Atlantic City that will be for the benefit of the city’s residents and workers. I am also grateful for the contributions and hard work of Interim Executive Director Monica de los Rios. During this transition period, she has served the people of Atlantic City with great integrity, and the city is the better for her contributions to it.”

“We welcome Sean to the CRDA and look forward to closely working with him to serve the residents of Atlantic City and expand economic opportunities and development in the city,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves on the CRDA Board in her capacity as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. “The CRDA has done so much in recent years to truly support the Atlantic City community whether it’s through funding community policing initiatives, helping to bring a full-service supermarket to the city, or demolishing neglected properties to address neighborhood blight. Sean’s background in business and his reputation for team building and innovation will serve the CRDA well as it continues to advance its mission of being a catalyst for meaningful, positive change for Atlantic City and the people who call it home.”

“Sean’s decades of experience in the business world will serve the CRDA well as we work to build a better Atlantic City that works for all of it’s residents,” said CRDA Chairman Modia Butler. “I look forward to working with him and know that he will prove to be a great asset to the CRDA and the Atlantic City community at large. Monica has been a fantastic leader during these past few months and we are grateful for her contributions to the CRDA.”

“I would like to thank Governor Murphy, his Executive Leadership team and the staff at the New Jersey Authorities Unit for the opportunity to be of service to the people of Atlantic City and New Jersey as the New Executive Director of the Casino Redevelopment Authority,” said Sean Pattwell. “I would also like to thank Board Chair Modia Butler and the members of the Board for their trust in me. I look forward to joining the highly dedicated and experienced staff of the CRDA and to working with all the key stakeholders in Atlantic City to continue the important redevelopment work in this historic and vibrant city.”

Pattwell spent decades in the American and International insurance industry where he served as the Co-CEO of Herbert L. Jamison & Co and as the founding Chairman of Grosvenor Brokers in London, England.  Mr. Pattwell has extensive background in the areas of Directors and Officers Liability Insurance and Professional Liability for major law and accounting firms. Prior to his work as an insurance broker, Mr. Pattwell was an officer of Chubb & Son and held senior executive positions with American International Group. Mr. Pattwell has been active in educational endeavors and has served on the Board of Christian Brother’s Academy in Lincroft, NJ and currently chairs the Dean’s Advisory Board of the School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers University and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers Foundation. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kean University, and holds masters degrees from Kean University and Rutgers University. Mr. Pattwell and his wife Janice reside in Middletown.