By Katy Savage
Rutland Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Lyle Jepson is stepping down at the end of this month. Tyler Richardson will take up those reigns as interim executive director.
Jepson has been with the organization over two years. He’s leaving at the end of this month to start his new position at Vermont Technical College June 1.
“REDC is in a great position now,” said Jepson, 55. “I think it’s perfect timing.”
Jepson will be the director of the Career & Technical Teacher Education program at VTC, where he’ll support teachers in career-ready programs.
“It’s returning to my roots,” said Jepson.
Jepson was the dean of entrepreneurial programs at Castleton University before he started his job at REDC. He was also formerly the director of Stafford Technical Center.
At REDC, Jepson helped broaden efforts to recruit smaller businesses and talent to the area to address workforce challenges.