ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Gary Musich returned to Visit Atlantic City as Vice President of Sales, a role he left in 2018 for a sabbatical. Sandi Harvey assumed the role when Musich left and held the role before she retired at the end of April.
Of his decision to return, Musich said, “I was ready for a change for myself. It’s a very personal reason for coming back, and as this opportunity to come back presented itself, all these things in my life came into alignment. I was missing this business; you forget how fulfilling this work is.”
Musich’s return comes at a time when investment in Atlantic City’s infrastructure and properties is booming. Earlier this year, New Jersey’s Senators announced $4.8 million in federal infrastructure funding for the Atlantic City International Airport. Near the end of 2021, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced it was reinvesting a minimum of $20 million in capital improvements and Ocean Casino Resort announced a $75 million property reinvestment for 2022.
“I saw a lot of investment coming back into the city, along with new products and other things going on. I’m bringing some new thoughts on the direction to take to increase the number of trade shows and events that are held in the city and our convention center,” Musich said. “The trends there are growing and have shifted dramatically since I left the industry. It’s not just gaming-centric, the convention business is in the mix now. It’s created new excitement and opportunity to present Atlantic City as a top destination for events. People want to do business where others are doing business. For example, Caesars Entertainment is putting $400 million into their properties this year and our convention center has completed recent public space renovations.”
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Harvey, who took over as Vice President of Sales following Musich’s departure, spent decades in Atlantic City, N.J., promoting the destination while working in the tourism and hospitality industry. Prior to Visit Atlantic City, which was known as Meet AC before its January 2023 rebranding, Harvey worked at Sands Hotel & Casino in the city and joined the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority in 1995. Working her way up the ladder in the sales department, Harvey was promoted to Visit Atlantic City’s Vice President of Sales from Senior Director of Sales in 2018.
“Gary is going to do an outstanding job,” Harvey said. “I have enjoyed my time with Visit Atlantic City. This industry is simply amazing, and I know that I will truly miss seeing clients and connecting with my peers. I plan to enjoy life and find a new way to make a difference in this world.”
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