Grace Hanlon

Advisory Council-Tourism

Grace Hanlon, of Fair Haven, NJ served as the Director of Tourism in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy and championed the tourism industry's comeback after the devastating storm. An experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the private sector, the media industry, and government affairs. Strong professional skills in public speaking, marketing, public affairs, crisis communications, public relations, and media production.

An experienced spokesperson for the State of New Jersey, the shore, and the tourism industry she loves, Hanlon was appointed to a New Jersey COVID-19 Economic Recovery Council and is the Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Partnership, the state's leading advocate and champion of beach replenishment and restoration to protect our coastline.

Hanlon has appeared on TV shows that include Good Day New York, Fox, as well as many local News Morning programs in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Grace Hanlon brings a diverse background to her duties as the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism, a $35.5 billion industry. Ms. Hanlon also founded the Multi-Media production company Edvantage Media Group, which produces broadcast-quality educational and parenting programs.

Hanlon also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Preferred Behavioral Health, is currently on the Board of Trustees of Oakes Integrated Health Care and The Red Bank Visitor Center.

Ms. Hanlon is a graduate of Rosemont College and the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a master's degree. A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, proud mother of three children, and married to Dr. Robert McCaig, Vice President of Monmouth University.