Barbara DeMarco

Vice President

Barbara DeMarco, Vice President, is a Governmental Affairs Consultant specializing in gaming, education, technology and agricultural policy as well as procurement and corporate/business development.

Since 1994, she has been instrumental in over three dozen gaming related bills becoming law, including internet and sports wagering, as well as account deposit wagering and exchange wagering. She also was the lead on legislation allowing for an independent data center in Atlantic City for online wagering. One of a few women nationally with a policy expertise in this area, she is often invited to speak at national and regional forums.

She has also spoken and written widely on the issue of women in atypical professions. To this end, she spends her time mentoring young women professionally and personally. Since its inception, her name has appeared on Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s list of the most powerful and influential women for InsiderNJ. She has also received statewide awards from The Arc of NJ and Resolve of NJ for her advocacy work.

In 2022, she was appointed the Executive Board of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. As of July 2023, she holds the title of Chair-Elect, and will be Chairperson from 2023-2027.

A strong advocate for education reform and school choice, Ms. DeMarco believes that every child deserves a quality education regardless of where he or she resides. Barbara chaired the New Jersey School Choice and Education Reform Alliance’s Subcommittees on preschool education and special education.

From technology to infrastructure, Barbara also works with clients on procurement and business development. For example, in June 2019 she was the point person on a project that resulted in the opening of a world-class data center in the Atlantic City Convention Center. The project was done in a public/private partnership with the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and her client, Continent 8 Technologies.

Barbara is from Hammonton, NJ, the Blueberry Capitol of the World. For years, her family owned one of Ocean Spray’s largest and most successful cranberry farms. It is here she cut her teeth on agricultural policy. She also spent over a decade advocating for the preservation of the horse racing and breeding industries in New Jersey. She continues championing farming interests through her current work with the National Pork Producers Council.

She is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and has accumulated credits toward a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University – Camden.

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