CONCORD, NH – Jeffrey Rose was sworn in Monday morning as the new commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.
As commissioner, Rose will oversee four divisions; Economic Development, Travel and Tourism Development, Forests and Lands and Parks and Recreation.
Speaking to an audience of more than a dozen people after the swearing-in ceremony, Rose said it is appropriate he begin his new job on Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox.
“For those who know me well, they know I am a huge fan of baseball,” he said. “The optimism, the hope, the renewal and all that lies before you is what opening day is all about and it is with that enthusiasm that I approach today, with this new job and new role.”
Gov. Maggie Hassan said that as Rose begins his new position, “he will discover that the people of New Hampshire are the best resources we have.”
Rose, who grew up in Merrimack, is a resident of Goffstown and property owner in Campton, said he has a great love of the Granite State.
“As someone who has grown up and spent virtually his entire life here, I can’t think of a more exciting opportunity and I look forward to doing wonderful things on behalf of the state of New Hampshire,” he said.