Matthew Levinson was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie and was sworn in as the seventh Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission on August 6, 2012.
As chairman, Levinson also sits on the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, helping to ensure a coordinated approach in the implementation of Gov. Christie’s vision for moving Atlantic City forward.
At the time of his appointment, Levinson served as Chief Financial Officer of SOSH Architects where he was responsible for all accounting and finance operations for the firm’s offices in Atlantic City and in New York City. His duties there also included handling human resources, information technology, business development, operations and marketing.
The chairman previously served as a member of the Linwood City Council where he was chairman of the council’s Finance Committee and a member of the Board of School Estimate.
Earlier in his professional career, Levinson worked as Casino Accounting Manager at Resorts International Hotel Casino and also as a Senior Operations Analyst with responsibilities in both the gaming and non-gaming areas of the property. He also worked for the international forensic accounting firm of Matson, Driscoll & Damico, LLP., where he performed forensic accounting work relating to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and the 2003 collapse of a parking garage under construction at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel.
Levinson is a graduate of Villanova University where he majored in accounting and minored in finance. While in college, he worked at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel in the accounting and finance department and also at the Philadelphia Investment Banking Co.
He has been active in a variety of civic, professional and charitable organizations. Levinson was born and raised in Atlantic County where he has lived and worked most of his life. He currently resides in Linwood with his wife and two children.