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TREC Executive Director Schedules Retirement; Search is on for Replacement

Published January 24, 2024

Brian McDermott

After more than ten years as the founding executive director of the Teton Regional Economic Coalition (TREC), Brian McDermott will be retiring on June 30, 2024.

During his tenure, McDermott led the implementation of the Teton County Economic Plan and the local Idaho Commerce economic development program, focusing on business recruitment, startups, and measured employment growth. He also managed the valley’s low-key visitor strategy, the Teton Geo Center, and the Chamber of Commerce.

“The county plan calls for low-impact, high-value job creation that doesn’t destroy this precious valley. It was my career highlight to help guide this work,” McDermott said.

He recruited iconic Rocky Mountain brands such as Give’r Gloves, New West Knifeworks, and Franco Snowshapes to Teton Valley.

In the last five years, TREC helped Teton County add 1,256 new jobs, which equals $55 million in new annual wage income.

“We are staying in the valley and plan to ski, bike, and write more,” said McDermott.

“On behalf of the TREC board, I would like to thank Brian for his service to Teton Valley. We are lucky to have had his guidance and dedication to smart economic growth in the valley over the last decade and wish him a very happy retirement. The next executive director will benefit greatly from the foundation that he has laid. As we look for his replacement, we certainly have some big ski boots to fill,” said Mark Farmer, TREC Board President.

The TREC board is seeking his replacement.  Interested applicants can read the full job description and application information . Applications are due by March 15, 2024.

TREC is seeking an executive director. Image with binoculars.

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