Tyler has been the Executive Director for BLAEDC since 2020. He was hired in 2017 to lead BLAEDC’s new initiative, the BLAEDC Unified Fund, as the Economic Development Officer. He took the lead with daily economic development activities and BLAEDC’s Business Retention and Expansion Program, which brought him face to face with the business leaders in Crow Wing County. Before moving to the Brainerd area in 2015, Tyler spent 20 plus years working in marketing, sales and commercial banking. Tyler has a bachelor’s degree from Hamline University where he majored in Economics and participated in both football and baseball. Tyler serves as the tournament director for the annual Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge Golf event and also volunteers at Nisswa Elementary.

Professional Affiliations/memberships:

  • Brainerd Lakes Area Sertoma Club Member
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Lakes Proud Committee Member