South Jersey Economic Development District

Executive Board of Directors

John Risley
Chairman, SJEDD

John Risley, Chairman

South Jersey Economic Development District Chairman and Atlantic County Commissioner.

John Risley was elected Commissioner-at-Large in November 2011 and Vice Chairperson in 2014. He previously served on the Board of Commissioners from 1995 to 2004. Commissioner 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.

Will Morey
Vice Chairman, SJEDD

Will Morey, Vice Chairman

South Jersey Economic Development District Vice Chairman and Cape May County Commissioner.

Will Morey, a lifelong resident of Cape May County, was elected to the Commissioner 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 Commissioner, 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.

Ed Ramsay
Secretary, SJEDD

Ed Ramsay, Secretary

South Jersey Economic Development District Secretary

Ed graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Business Management and Marketing, after attending Gloucester County College and Gateway Regional High School.  Professionally, Ed has been involved in real estate for 34 years including sales, brokerage, landlord, tax liens and private investment. 

As a Salem County resident, Ed has been actively attending meetings for the Economic Development Council, Salem County Improvement Authority, Tourism Advisory Council, Youth Services Commission, Agriculture Development Board, Municipal Councils, and Planning Boards.

Ed proudly served in the US Air Force as a ground/satellite navigation electronics technician. 
Before moving to Pittsgrove, Ed served his hometown of Wenonah as Borough Council President and 2nd Lieutenant in the Fire Department, in addition to other committees.

County Commissioner Ed Ramsay is serving his first term on the Salem County Board of County Commissioners.

Douglas Albrecht
Treasurer, SJEDD

Douglas Albrecht, Treasurer

Douglas A. Albrecht is serving his first term as Commissioner Director, and his second term on the Board, taking office in January of 2020.  Mr.   Albrecht serves as Chairperson of the Cumberland County Insurance Commission Board and member of the County's Finance Committee. Mr. Albrecht grew up in Vineland, graduating from Vineland High School in 1982. Mr. Albrecht holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Maryland and a M.B.A. from Rowan University. He is the president and manager of Bob Albrecht Tire & Service, a family-owned business.

From 2008 to 2012, Mr.  Albrecht served on the Vineland City Council, where he was the liaison to the Municipal Electric Utility, Planning Board, and Urban Enterprise Zone. He has served as the Director of the Vineland Downtown Improvement District, as well as serving in a variety of volunteer capacities throughout Cumberland County.

He is a member of Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church. Mr. Albrecht, his wife Sophia and their son Samuel reside in Vineland.