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July / August 2021

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B M & T ••• July/August 2021 ••• 11 Commerce, Orange County Public School's Compact Program and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She also has mentored youth and other professionals in her field. To learn more about career opportunities with Rosen Hotels & Resorts, please visit, ROSEN HOTELS & RESORTS APPOINTS MISHA PAUL NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF ROSEN INN AT POINTE ORLANDO Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando is pleased to announce the promotion of Misha Paul to the position of general manager of Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Misha has been an asso- ciate with Rosen Hotels & Resorts for six years, the last five of which serving as the hotel's assistant general manager. Her proven 16-year history within the hospitality industry includes general manager roles with Marriott and Hilton branded hotels. Misha graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in psychology. Her community affilia- tions include the Boys & Girls Club of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. She is currently secretary of the Seminole Club of Greater Orlando. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is conveniently located at 9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, just minutes to Orlando's world-class theme parks and a walk across the street to the Pointe Orlando entertainment com- plex. Guests enjoy a budget-friendly price, coupled with style and all of the comforts of an ideal Orlando home away from home. Pillowtop mattresses, flat panel HDTVs with premium cable channels including The Disney Channel®, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker contemporary guestrooms. Multiple dining outlets includ- ing Plaza Garden Restaurant, Zebra's Bar & Grille and a market for quick items on the go, three outdoor swim- ming pools, playground, game room and more entertain the entire family. To book or for more information, visit RoesnInn- or call 407-996-8585. MODIA BUTLER NAMED CRDA BOARD CHAIRMAN – First African American Board Chairman in CRDA history – ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (June 24, 2021) Modia Butler has been named Chairman of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Board as ann- ounced by Governor Phil Murphy. He becomes the first African-American Board Chairman in CRDA history. Mo Butler has held a seat on the CRDA Board since November 2018. Butler is a highly respected public affairs expert with extensive experience in govern- ment relations, political campaigns, and strategic com- munications in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. At Mercury Public Affairs, Butler advises clients across vari- ous sectors including Government, Real Estate Development, Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Not for Profits. Prior to joining Mercury Public Affairs, Butler served as the Chief of Staff to United States Senator Cory Booker (D- NJ). In that capacity, Butler was responsible for overseeing the Senator's state operations and advised the Senator on national and state affairs. Under Butler's leadership, the Senate office helped jumpstart the Gateway Project, secured funding for Sandy relief to rebuild New Jersey's shoreline and led historic sentencing reform efforts. Butler also served as a Senior Advisor to Senator Cory Booker during his previous and current three campaigns for United States Senate and his presidential bid, Cory 2020. Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Butler was Chief of Staff in Newark, N.J. to then Mayor, Cory Booker. In that role, Butler was responsible for overseeing the daily oper- ations of the City of Newark while managing a workforce of 3,000 public employees. "The appointment of Mo Butler is a significant step in increasing diversity and inclusion in CRDA," said Branch President of the NAACP Atlantic City Chapter, Kaleem Shabazz. "Mo is a competent advocate for development and equality and he will be an important influencer in making Atlantic City better. The NAACP applauds this announcement," he added. "I am pleased to bring a new voice and energy to the CRDA Board," said Butler. "Together we will work with the City of Atlantic City and other stakeholders to make a dif- ference in the future of Atlantic City." Butler received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College and Masters Degree from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Butler currently serves as a Trustee at his Alma Mater Franklin & Marshall College and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

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