Deputy Executive Director
Since joining the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority as Chief Legal Officer in May of 2006, Paul G. Weiss oversees all legal affairs and ethics compliance, and has negotiated project investment agreements with an aggregate value in excess of $750 million. Mr. Weiss also leads a team of professionals who have successfully designed and implemented the Authority’s land use and development functions for the Tourism District, created in 2011.
From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Weiss served as Mayor and Councilman of the Borough of Medford Lakes, NJ (a municipality with approximately 5,000 residents).
Prior to joining the CRDA, Mr. Weiss served in various executive management roles with MG Industries, the North American subsidiary of Messer Greishem GmbH, a $2.4 billion international industrial, medical and specialty gases provider based in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Weiss joined Messer in 1998 as Corporate Counsel. In 2000, Mr. Weiss was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Before joining Messer in 1998, Mr. Weiss served for five years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Gandalf Systems Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Gandalf Technologies, Inc, a $400 million international data-communications manufacturer based in Ottawa, Canada. Read More
Ms. Marshall is a Certified Public Accountant who joined the CRDA in December 2015. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and has over 35 years of broad based financial experience. Her previous work experience includes serving as Director of Business Development of Global Connect, LLC, a web-based voice messaging company, Vice President of Finance for Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co. Inc., which designed, manufactured and distributed gaming equipment.
Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Finance for the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, a government agency responsible for enhancing the economy of the region with coordination of the operations of the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Ms. Marshall also held various finance positions with several Atlantic City Casinos, including Vice President of Finance at Atlantic City Showboat, Inc. and various internal audit and financial positions at Caesars Atlantic City, Inc. In addition, Ms. Marshall has worked as a public accountant in the audit division of Price Waterhouse.
Mr. Landgraf graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a Bachelors degree in Urban/Regional Planning and has over 30 years of experience in land development and land use planning. From municipal planning for the City of Brigantine and Mullica Township to preparing site plans, subdivisions and variance applications, Mr. Landgraf has reviewed and designed projects with the benefit of experience from both the developers’ point of view and the municipal agency aspect of development. Over the last 20 years as the Municipal Planner for Brigantine and Mullica Township, he has prepared Master Plans, Land Use Ordinances and assisted in preparing various agency applications for public development.
Thomas J. Meehan III is the Director of Project Implementation and Management for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Mr. Meehan has been instrumental in managing the planning and implementation of transportation and utility infrastructure improvements, facilities capital improvements, economic development, community development,and housing projectsin Atlantic City and throughout the state of New Jersey for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for over 21 years.
Santoro’s responsibilities as Director of the CRDA’s Special Improvement Division include overseeing the landscape, environmental services, ambassador, and general maintenance operations within the Tourism District. In 2016, Santoro took on the additional responsibilities of serving as the authority’s liaison and overseer of the CRDA funded Atlantic City Police Department Tourism District Patrol Unit, consisting of 45 Class II Officers, Four Sergeants and 1 Lieutenant.
Santoro began his casino security career in 1980. From the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Santoro’s responsibilities included executive protection for the Wynn family, property-wide security functions, investigations, emergency management, safety and evacuation plans. He returned to Atlantic City in 1991, first as Chief Investigator at Resorts, before joining the Trump Organization in May of 1991. He was responsible for the 350 member security team at Trump Taj Mahal, executive protection of the Trump family, as well as contracted athletes, entertainers and other famous personalities. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2005, overseeing the safety and protection of human, financial and physical assets at three casino properties, warehouses and aircraft. In 2010, Santoro left the Trump Organization and became a managing partner/owner at Interbrief.Org, LLC, a security risk management consulting firm.
His affiliations within the local, county, state, and federal law enforcement communities are numerous, including the being a past committee member of the United Stated Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Sector Coordinating Council, the NJ Homeland Security and Preparedness NIPP Committee, the Cape/Atlantic 200 Club, and Board Member of the Atlantic County Crime Stoppers. Santoro is presently a board member of the Metropolitan Business and Citizen’s Association (MBCA), a Co-chair of MBCA’s scholarship foundation, Operations/Planning Committee Member of the Atlantic City Air Show, Advisor to, and Planning Committee Member of the Miss America Pageant and Committee Member of the Atlantic City Beach Concert Working Group, Santoro is licensed and certified as a New Jersey O.H.S.P,/NJSP Regional Intelligence Academy Instructor, a tactical O.C. (Pepper Spray) Instructor, UNLV/DHS Soft Target Terrorism Awareness Instructor, and a 2011 FBI Citizen’s Academy Graduate. He currently holds an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential which he has held since 2008, and is the highest form of security certification in the United States in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
Larry Sieg joined the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (CRDA) in March of 1998.
Mr. Sieg has over 30 years of “hands-on” management experience in all areas of the tourism and hospitality industry. A comprehensive knowledge of tourism related attractions, businesses, and industries of the Greater Atlantic City region. In addition, he has extensive experience in the hiring, training, supervision, and reporting of staff to execute the specific requests and or desires of each distinct groups or individuals.
Sieg serves as director of marketing and communications, leading the CRDA’s marketing, graphic communications, visitor services, marketing partnership, digital marketing and events management initiatives. In addition he oversaw the planning, execution and participation in trade shows, conventions and sales missions, as well as sales office representation in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Sieg has held positions as a board of director as well as officer for many local organizations including the Historic Organ Restoration Committee, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber Commerce, The South Jersey AIDS Alliance and The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance.
Sieg obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Edinburgh and holds many certifications and credentials in the tourism and hospitality industry as well as the graphic design field.
As Director of Administration, Lisa H. Britt manages all Board and Committee proceedings for the Authority, and acts as the staff liaison to the governing body and its committees. In addition, Ms. Britt oversees facilities management and directs the administrative operations of the Authority; planning, developing and implementing administrative systems and procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the Authority’s offices. In her role, Ms. Britt interfaces closely with State and Local officials and members of the community. Ms. Britt joined the Authority in March 2000 as the Administrative Assistant to the Authority’s then Assistant Deputy Director of Project Development.
Ms. Britt studied Business Management at Atlantic Cape Community College, holds a Certificate in Human Resources from Villanova University and continues studies in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership.
A lifelong resident of Atlantic County, Ms. Britt resides in Egg Harbor Township.
Mr. Gosser has over 25 years of human resources experience in both the hospitality industry and higher education arena. In his role as Director of Human Resources, Mr. Gosser’s responsibilities span talent acquisition, training, employee engagement, labor relations as well as policy and benefits administration. In addition, he oversees the ethics program at CRDA.
Mr. Gosser began his human resources career in the hospitality industry in Philadelphia in roles such as Director of Human Resources for the Embassy Suites Center City hotel, Human Resources and Business Manager for Sky Philadelphia, a premier catering venue in center city Philadelphia, and Director of Administration for Visit Philadelphia. After a short stint as an independent HR Consultant, Mr. Gosser most recently spent six years as Senior Human Resources Manager for Rutgers University-Camden.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and, locally, an active member of the Southern Shore Human Resources Management Association.
In addition to his human resources career, Mr. Gosser volunteers for a local non-profit organization, the Humanity Preservation Foundation, which assists survivors of domestic violence and abuse, and bullying.