Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) Taps New Rochelle Eco. Development Manager as New President and CEO
John Jordan | November 2016
PEARL RIVER—The Board of Directors of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation has appointed Jeremy L. Schulman as its new President and CEO. Schulman has more than 20 years experience in municipal government and comes to his new post after serving as economic development manager for the City of New Rochelle for more than a decade.
Schulman replaces Richard Struck, who was named Interim President of REDC in October 2015 when he replaced former President and CEO Michael DiTullo. In March of this year, Struck was named president and CEO of REDC. Prior to his tenure at REDC, he served for nearly 30 years as director of economic development for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
With more than 20 years in municipal government, Schulman brings his “trademark style of economic development diplomacy and hybrid brand of planning, economic development and destination management to Rockland’s business scene,” REDC officials stated. Schulman served as economic development manager for the City of New Rochelle for 11 years and previously was a planner for New Rochelle for six years. He was also a planner for Rockland County for five years (1994-1999).
With a vision for expanding and diversifying industry, Schulman aims to create a business environment that provides companies, not-for-profits and centers of commerce the right tools for balanced growth through tailored innovation, grants, incentives, anticipation of market trends and asset capitalization.
Chairman of the REDC Board of Directors, Stephen Coyle, said of Schulman’s hire” “We are pleased to find a person with the educational background, experience, ideas and enthusiasm for the role of President and CEO of REDC. Jeremy has the ability to coordinate Rockland County’s economic development objectives with the various incentives and grants available, as well as develop new initiatives that will lead to future success right here in Rockland.”
Schulman brings a wealth of experience to the job, having guided a group of cutting edge corporations with successful relocation, expansion and repatriation of jobs. His dedication to forging partnerships between key stakeholders created numerous jobs for local residents and helped scores of small and large businesses to prosper, the REDC stated in its announcement.
“I look forward to working with County Executive Ed Day and the county’s Office of Economic Growth and tourism to develop and create initiatives that strengthen the county’s business base,” Schulman said. “I congratulate outgoing President Rick Struck on a distinguished career and thank him for his continuing support of REDC.”
Schulman, a native of Rockland County, said he is excited to return to his Rockland roots. He is a certified planner and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners economic development division. He earned an M.S. in Tourism Management from New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism and a B.A. in History from Brandeis University.
“Rockland has a tremendous growth opportunity,” Schulman said. “From the Hudson to Harriman, its quality of life assets, diverse talent base, rising commercial hubs and the new Tappan Zee Bridge combine to make the premier gateway triangle of commerce in the Hudson Valley.”
Editor’s Note: Look for expanded coverage of Jeremy Schulman’s hire as REDC President and CEO as part of Real Estate In-Depth’s Focus on Rockland County online and in a special supplement to be published in the December edition of HGAR’s monthly print newspaper.