Joseph J. Alessandrine, Jr., MPA (“Jody”) became Cape May MAC’s Director & CEO in February 2020, succeeding Dr. B. Michael Zuckerman, who had held the post for 37 years. 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 on 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 Penn. His Bachelor’s Degree is in Communications from Villanova University. Ironically, Jody and Cape May MAC’s CFO Charles Kealy are both graduates of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA.

Jody and his wife Cheryl were married in Cape May and had been Cape May MAC members for the better part of 25 years before he assumed the role of its CEO. They are residents of the Town Bank section of Lower Township. Jody calls serving as Cape May MAC’s CEO a highlight of his extensive professional career.