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Director Of Economic Development & Tourism Leaves For “Personal Reasons” Says County Executive Ed Day
By Tina Traster
Jeremy Schulman, Rockland County’s Economic Development and Tourism director since June 2019, has resigned. He left the post last week and has been replaced on an interim basis by Lucy Redzeposki, who was Schulman’s predecessor.
County Executive Ed Day said Schulman left for “personal reasons.”
The county executive said Redzeposki would take the job on a “transitional basis,” and that she is already on the job.
“We wanted to hit the ground running,” said Day. “Lucy’s is coming back to help but we will be doing a search for a replacement.”
Schulman, who spent two years heading up the Rockland Economic Development Corporation, which is now defunct, stepped into the long shadow of Redzeposki, who the county executive frequently hailed as a tour de force because of her energy and effervescent personality. Schulman, in contrast, is a demure and quiet man who has worked in government for most of his career.
His salary in 2019 was $110,377.
From 1994 to 1999, Schulman cut his teeth interning in Rockland County’s planning department before spending 17 years as a planner and development manager for New Rochelle. He crossed the bridge in 2017 to head up the REDC.
REDC was folded into the Office of Economic Development and Tourism.
Schulman has a Masters in hospitality, tourism and sports management from New York University’s Tisch School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.
He once told RCBJ that becoming director of economic development and tourism was a dream job, a pinnacle in his career. County officials did not put out official notice on his departure.
Calls to Schulman’s home were not returned.
Reached by cell, Redzeposki referred inquiry about her return to the county executive’s office.