“Employee #1” Rejoins EDCUtah to Lead Community Strategy Initiative
EDCUtah is pleased to announce that Alan Rindlisbacher has accepted an offer to lead EDCUtah’s Community Strategy Initiative. EDCUtah made an important investment 2 years ago in creating the Department of Community Strategy. Through this initiative EDCUtah’s goal is to assist communities across the state by offering more access to economic information, a clear understanding of how a community fits into the statewide economic development strategy, and better preparation to build community wealth through economic development.
Mr. Rindlisbacher is an ideal candidate for this role, having spent the last 22 years in the private sector building Layton Construction’s brand and image as its Director of Corporate Communications. Alan has represented Layton Construction on several boards throughout the community, including many key partners of EDCUtah, such as Visit Salt Lake, NAIOP, ULI, and others. However, in many ways this is a homecoming for Mr. Rindlisbacher, who began his career in economic development 34 years ago with the Salt Lake Chamber and was there at the startup of EDCUtah in 1987.
In speaking about the opportunity, Mr. Rindlisbacher said, “I made a life decision to leave a wonderful career at Layton Construction, with a plan to find an opportunity ‘in retirement’ to give back to the community. With some surprise, I find myself back with EDCUtah, an organization I left 26 years ago. I look forward to working, again, with its great professional team and public and private sector partners in promoting and building Utah, the nation’s best state for business.”
“His enthusiasm for our community is infectious. To say that we are thrilled and honored to have Alan’s ‘second act’ be with EDCUtah after a successful career in the private sector is an understatement,” said Theresa Foxley, EDCUtah President and C.E.O. “Alan brings a wealth of knowledge, history, and connections with him to this role. But more importantly, he brings a passion for the subject and a sincere desire to drive prosperity throughout the state.”
Mr. Rindlisbacher will oversee the Development Ready Communities program and will work closely with Katherine Morrell on EDCUtah’s Mega Sites Program. Further, Mr. Rindlisbacher will integrate EDCUtah’s member communities with EDCUtah’s research and business development teams.
Mr. Rindlisbacher’s second “first day” will be March 4, 2019.