The Shelton Economic Development Corporation announced that the company’s president, James E. Ryan (Jimmy) has decided to retire as an employee and officer of the corporation, effective July 1, 2016. The timing of this resignation will allow the corporation to have an orderly transition of leadership over the next 9 months. Ryan’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of service to the corporation, the City of Shelton, and the Valley region over the past 31 years of continuous service, according to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Kenneth E.
“Jimmy has been a very strong leader, the first staff position filled after the organization launched its business in 1983, and following his arrival in 1984 he has guided the SEDC, with its Board of Directors, through the many challenges that confront a start-up business to the mature and highly performing organization it is today”, according to Board Chair Schaible.
Schaible commented that “Jimmy embraced the spirit of cooperation and collegiality that is essential to building and sustaining a team of volunteers, while developing the well-earned trust of local and state officials in the administration of complex, highly regulated programs.”