Jeff Vasser, the former president of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, has been named acting executive director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.
“I am confident Jeff’s longevity and solid background with the tourism industry will greatly benefit the growth of New Jersey Travel and Tourism,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Tourism is one of New Jersey’s most vital industries, boosting the state’s economy as it contributes to job creation and increased tax revenue for the state. Visitor spending and visitation continues to show positive growth in the state, and Jeff Vasser will work to strengthen and grow the industry in all 21 counties.”
Vasser served as executive director of the Central Pennylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau and as CEO of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association in Miami. He ran the Atlantic City authority for eleven years.
“Jeff Vasser is well known throughout the tourism industry and we look forward to working with him to continue to grow tourism and enhance New Jersey’s reputation as a premier destination,” said Vicki Clark, President of the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association.