ATLANTIC CITY — Meet AC President and CEO Jim Wood will leave the organization at the end of the year to return to Kentucky and care for his wife, who suffered a fall earlier this year, the organization announced in a release.

Wood is the first CEO of the organization, founded in 2014 as the sales and marketing organization for the city by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Meet AC is tasked with expanding the resort’s meetings and convention market. It’s been successful, the organization says, seeing year-over-year growth since its inception, including $1.9 billion in “economic impact” as a result of almost 2 million hotel room nights.

Wood founded the Atlantic City Sports Commission as a department within Meet AC, attracting athletics conferences to the city.

“It has been my pleasure to lead a great staff,” Wood said. “The organization is in great shape for the future.”

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