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The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) is thrilled to announce that Daniel Ryley has been appointed as Deputy Director of the association.

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) is thrilled to announce that Daniel Ryley has been appointed as Deputy Director of the association. “Daniel is joining the AEDA team possessing over ten years of economic and workforce development experience. His skills will complement our team's strengths as we continue to promote Arvada as a pro business community," said Ryan Stachelski, current AEDA Deputy Director.

Daniel previously served as the Director of Business Retention for Adams County Economic Development (ACED).  In this role, he oversaw the organization’s Business Retention Taskforce. Daniel leveraged assets and resources from the public and private sector to support the growth and expansion of existing critical industries within Adams County, and its nine partnering municipalities. Prior to joining ACED, he served in a Business and Economic Development capacity for Adams County Workforce & Business Center and Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce centers. Daniel is a Colorado native and holds a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.

As a member of the AEDA team, Daniel will be responsible for implementing AEDA’s overall City of Arvada economic development efforts including the business retention program. Daniel will be joining the AEDA team on Monday, July 21, 2014.  "Arvada has a legacy of excellence in economic development," said Daniel Ryley. “It is an honor to be a part of the AEDA team to help continue that effort.”

In the next few months, AEDA staff will be changing. Ryan Stachelski is in the process of transitioning into his new role as the AEDA Director as Hazel Hartbarger is preparing to retire in the Fall, 2014. There will be more information on this transition in the coming months.

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