A Cheyney University of Pennsylvania alumna has been selected to serve in a top position of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The new Executive Deputy Director will help lead New Jersey’s one-of-a-kind organization. Learn more about Moore in the CRDA release below.

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The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has named a former Atlantic City municipal official as its new deputy executive director, it announced.

Maisha Y. Moore had been chief of staff to a former mayor of the city, filling a crucial role in the municipal government, and has nearly a decade of experience in government work. She directed the day-to-day operations of the mayor’s office as chief of staff, and guided city hall department processes and functions, as well as collaborating with statewide stakeholders.

Prior to her time with the city, she worked in the nonprofit sector and for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

“We are excited to welcome Mrs. Moore to CRDA,” Executive Director Sean Pattwell said in a prepared statement. “She brings nearly 10 years of work experience in municipal and state government, and will be proactive in promoting economic and community development initiatives in Atlantic City and throughout the region.”

She replaces Rosa Farias, who left the CRDA in March to become a senior policy adviser to new state Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden).

“We are excited to have Maisha join our team,” CRDA board Chairman Mo Butler said in a statement. “Together with our new executive director, Sean Pattwell, this dynamic leadership team will bring renewed energy to CRDA as we focus on initiatives that will revitalize Atlantic City and the surrounding communities.”

Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2009. A lifelong resident of Atlantic County, she lives in Pleasantville with her husband and two daughters.