- Executive Director
John Palmieri was selected to lead the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority as Executive Director in October, 2011, bringing more than 30 years of public service experience in urban development from three East Coast cities to the position.
A Hoboken, N.J. native, much of Mr. Palmieri’s career has been spent in New England. As Boston Redevelopment Authority director from 2007-2011, Mr. Palmieri is credited with guiding what are described as the most significant projects in the city’s history and sought ways to stimulate job growth during the economic downturn. He previously led development efforts in Hartford, C.T., and was the City of Charlotte’s (NC) first Director of Economic Development. Mr. Palmieri’s career began in Providence, RI, where he spent 18 years in successive positions and played vital roles in that city’s development.
Mr. Palmieri is a graduate of Temple University and holds a Master’s Degree from University of Rhode Island.