- Executive Director
After joining the CRDA as Deputy Executive Director in August 2016, Chris Howard became Executive Director on January 1, 2017. Previously, Chris served as Associate Counsel in the Governor’s Authorities Unit, where he oversaw and advised over twenty state and multi-state agencies on a wide variety of matters, including board governance, policy considerations, budgets, and communications, as well as key management and operational decisions. In this role, Chris worked closely with CRDA leadership and staff for over two years on numerous projects and initiatives, gaining firsthand and extensive knowledge of the Authority’s operations and objectives.
Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Chris was an attorney in private practice. He received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Camden and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania.
Chris resides in Atlantic City.