ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-Elizabeth Terenik has been named to head the agency charged with helping spark non-gaming investment in Atlantic City.

Terenik will serve as director of planning for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. She most recently was in charge of Terenik Land Use Planning, a consulting firm for local governments based in Middle Township, and is a former planning and engineering director for Ocean City.

Terenik joined CRDA in late July. Her appointment was announced in a news release on Monday. CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri states, “the planning function is a cornerstone of Atlantic City’s future,” so the hiring of Terenik was “critical” for the city’s redevelopment efforts, according to NJBiz.

The agency is working on plans to redevelop the South Inlet and is advancing new private development, including property near the Revel casino. The CRDA was established in 1989 and took over economic development for the city in 2011. See story in NJBiz.