Brian Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of the Atlantic City Campus of Stockton University
After receiving his BS and MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and a 2007 Leadership New Jersey Fellowship, Brian Jackson served as the Chief of Staff to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Stockton Board of Trustees for 18 years. Along with his husband Michael Olivieri-Baker, Jackson also owned and operated It’s A Doggie Dog World, an upscale pet boutique, from 2008 to 2014. An active and passionate volunteer, Jackson serves on several community boards and has received multiple citations and awards for his community involvement. “I’ve lost many nights of sleep thinking about this dance competition, because I want to perform well for my family and for Stockton, while also helping to raise money in support of the Community Food Bank,” he says.
Carol Maccri-Gossamer, Professional Singer and Dancer
Carol Maccri-Gossamer began her professional singing and dancing career with Merv Griffin at Resorts Casino over 25 years ago. A veteran performer with “Legends in Concert,” Carol’s many career highlights include performing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian and Disney Cruise Lines; choreographing and performing throughout Europe with the USO International Show; choreographing the Miss New Jersey Pageant; playing the role of Ann-Margret in the international touring show of “Elvis Lives;” and acting as a lead judge for Starpower, Nexstar, and Revolution National Talent Competitions. Carol and her husband Peter perform their magic illusion show “Gossamer Magic” throughout the world. She also works with the Bonnie Blue Foundation coaching young women involved in the Miss America Pageant Organization. She is very excited to be a part of this charity event helping to feed our community.