South Jersey Economic Development District

Executive Board of Directors

Will Morey
Chairman, SJEDD

Will Morey, Chairman

South Jersey Economic Development District Chairman and Cape May County Freeholder.

Will Morey, a lifelong resident of Cape May County, was elected to the Freeholder Board in 2011.  Morey is a graduate of Auburn University, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.
 
Morey is President and CEO of Morey’s Piers, a family-owned business founded in Wildwood in 1969 and recognized as a premier regional entertainment destination.  An active industry leader, he has served as Government Relations Committee Chairman, Audit Committee Chairman, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the international trade association, and now serves as IAAPA’s Chairman.
 
As Freeholder, Morey has oversight responsibility for Planning, Economic Development, Education and Transportation Infrastructure.  In 2012, he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Southern New Jersey Economic Development District during a period of significant District restructuring.
 
Morey supports many charitable and community initiatives and has served on Boards of Education in both Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.  He also has served on Boards of the Boardwalk Special Improvement District and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and he is County Chair for the College’s Capital and Scholarship Campaign.  He was a Founding Board Member and Trustee of Cape Volunteers in Medicine.
 
Morey is a licensed, commercial rated pilot.  He is a Certified Flight Instructor and has been a volunteer pilot with the Angel Flight Network since 2007.  He resides in Wildwood Crest with his wife, Janice.  They have two sons, Will and Kyle.

 
John Risley
Vice Chairman, SJEDD

John Risley, Vice Chairman

South Jersey Economic Development District Vice Chairman and Atlantic County Freeholder.

John Risley was elected Freeholder-at-Large in November 2011 and Vice Chairperson in 2014. He previously served on the Board of Freeholders from 1995 to 2004. Freeholder Risley has devoted a lifetime of public service as a past president of the Mainland Regional Board of Education, a Linwood City Councilman, former President of Somers Point City Council and most recently, past Deputy Mayor for Egg Harbor Township. John is the owner and President of L. O. Thomas and Company, Inc. a FINRA/SIPC member investment firm founded in 1929. He has been guiding clients with investment advice for over 35 years. John is a member of M. B. Taylor Lodge in Hammonton and a Past Master of Keystone Lodge in Linwood. John resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife, Dawn and children, Ashley, John, III and Harold.

 
Charles Hassler
Secretary, SJEDD

Charles Hassler, Secretary

South Jersey Economic Development District Secretary and Salem County Freeholder

Mr. Hassler lives in Salem City where he previously served on the Salem City Council.  He currently is serving as the Chairman of the Public Works Committee and also Chairs the Economic Developement Committee.  Mr. Hassler also serves on the Administration Committee, Board of Social Services, Planning Board, Pollution Control,Salem County Improvement Authority, South Jersey Economic Developement District and South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization.

Mr Hassler graduated from Saint James High School then attended Salem Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Business Administration.  He retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 94 after 37 years of service at the Salem/Hope Creek GemNuclear Generating Stations.  The last 13 of those years were spent as the Business Agent representing the employees of IBEW Local Union 94.

He is a Trustee for Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish, where he also serves as a lecture, he serves as a Board Member for  Resources for Independent Living, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. Mr Hassler is the proud father of Aidan Hassler Wilson.
 
Jim Quinn
Treasurer, SJEDD

James Quinn, Treasurer

South Jersey Economic Development District Treasurer and Cumberland County Freeholder.

Elected Freeholder in November 2015. President of Quinn Broadcasting Inc., former Mayor and Commissioner, City of Millville. Former Chair of the Cumberland Empowerment Zone, Former Treasurer Cumberland County Utilities Authority. Previously served as a member of the Urban Enterprise Zone, Millville Industrial Commission, CompleteCare Health Network Governing Board, South Jersey Hospital Foundation, Millville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce. Freeholder Quinn is a Member of Millville Elks, Millville Moose, and The Thunderbolt Club. He has served as the Broadcasting Voice of Millville Sports for over 40 years. Freeholder Quinn has Volunteered and Fundraised for numerous organizations including the Salvation Army, SPCA, Millville PAL, the Levoy Theatre and the Bridgeton Stadium Foundation. Freeholder Quinn resides in Millville and has two sons and one daughter.