Class: Inducted: 2018
David P. Rible, of Wall Township, was sworn in as the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control on July 17, 2017. As Director, Dave is responsible for the oversight of the manufacturing, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in New Jersey.
Dave previously worked as a Wall Township police officer and Detective and was a member of the Assembly Law & Public Safety, Education and Higher Education committees. While an Assemblyman, Dave was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Assembly Republican Conference Leader. In this role, he guided the discussion on legislation in the Assembly Republican Caucus and helped to implement the agenda of the Assembly Republicans. In addition, he is known for working in a bi-partisan manner in order to further his commitment to making the state more affordable. Dave served for ten years representing both the 11th and 30th Legislative Districts here in NJ.
A former small business owner, Director Rible served as president of the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and as a member of its executive board. In the Legislature, he was known as a staunch advocate for improving New Jersey’s business climate.
For his efforts, he has been honored by the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers, the Shore Builders Association, the New Jersey Travel Industry Association and the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce.
Dave is also a former captain and president of the Belmar Fire Department and is a life member. In addition, he served on the Belmar First Aid Squad and as an assistant scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. Dave is also the past president of Wall Helps Its People [WHIP], a nonprofit organization that helps local citizens in need. He also serves as board member for the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers.
Director Rible previously graduated from the NJ State Police Academy for Municipal Officers as well as the NJ Division of Criminal Justice Academy. He majored in Criminal Justice through Brookdale Community College and Seton Hall University. Dave is a graduate of Asbury Park High School.
Director Rible has deep roots in the Monmouth County area. He was born and raised in Belmar, and later moved to Wall Township where he now resides with his wife Jacqueline and young daughter, Emilee Grace.
"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets" Mark 7:12