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EVAN SANCHEZ

Evan was born in Atlantic City a few years after his parents met at Los Amigos and grew up in the area. He left to attend Columbia University in NYC where he helped to start Olo, the leading digital ordering engine for the restaurant industry.

A true startup guy, he served as President and Board Member of the Columbia Venture Community, the largest Columbia University-based entrepreneurship organization.

He left New York City in 2015 to come back to his hometown and be a part of the long-term renaissance of Atlantic City believing strongly that Atlantic City’s best days lie ahead.

Once back he helped start ThisIsAC, a grassroots community movement to promote positivity in Atlantic City, and joined the Board of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a non-profit working to foster an environment in which diverse arts and cultural programs enrich the quality of life for residents of and visitors to Atlantic City.

He believes that anything is possible if you combine the right vision & true grit.

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ZENITH SHAH

Zenith landed in Atlantic City at the tender age of two when his parents left India to pursue a better life in America. He grew up nearby learning the hospitality business firsthand working in his family’s hotels and motels. He left to attend Drexel University in Philly. 

His interest in finance led Zenith to join BlackRock Financial, the world’s largest asset management firm, while still in college. After over a decade in leadership positions growing the Portfolio Compliance Group across the US and globe, he decided the time was right to come back home and build business and community in Atlantic City.

He believes that celebrating Atlantic City's diversity is the key to its success.