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, with 13 of those years at Mayo Clinic. Tyler has a bachelor’s degree from Hamline University where he majored in Economics and participated in both football and baseball. Tyler volunteers at Nisswa Elementary as well as other local organizations in the Lakes Area.