Ken Condon. Starting out as a member of the public-relations department at Resorts International in the early days of legalized gambling, Condon moved on to increasingly high-profile positions at the Trump Taj Mahal, Bally's Park Place and, since early 2007, as a consultant for Harrah's Entertainment's four Atlantic City properties. For a number of years he has been almost exclusively responsible for bringing high-profile boxing events to Boardwalk Hall, in part because he is so adept at identifying what matchups work in the market. Promoters and managers rave about what a joy this low-key facilitator is to work with.

- Bernard Fernandez