Meet the CEO of Fun: Wayne Hasenbalg ’76 champions Super Bowl XLVIII preparations

As president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), Gettysburg College alumnus Wayne Hasenbalg ’76 brings good times to the Garden State.

He oversees all of the NJSEA’s facilities, including MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and the American Dream entertainment complex at the Meadowlands.

“'The CEO of Fun’ is my real job title,” joked Hasenbalg, a New Jersey native, former political science major, and loyal brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Hasenbalg, who previously served as deputy chief of staff for policy and planning in the Governor’s Office, was offered the position by Gov. Chris Christie more than two years ago and entrusted with pulling off the first-ever mass transit Super Bowl.

“One of the big reasons he wanted me to take the job was Super Bowl XLVIII,” Hasenbalg said. “He reminded me why it was so important to him and the state—we needed to put a great face on it for New Jersey.”

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