About Us

Board of Directors

The Development Authority Board of Directors meets the third Thursday of every month at 8 AM in the McGrath Keen Sr. Conference Center.


Guy Cochran, Chairman

Guy Cochran is married to Tina and has lived in Dublin, Georgia since completing a four year  stint in the U.S. Army. Guy is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Guy is the current President/CEO of Cochran Bros Co Inc. dba Cochran Bros Wholesale Grocers, Cochran Oil Co., and Friendly Gus Food Stores. In his spare time, Guy enjoys hunting, forestry, traveling and studying US/World History.  Guy and his wife have four children and nine grandchildren.

Guy on the Development Authority:
"I consider serving on the Development Authority Board a tremendous honor and responsibility.  Industry is the life blood of any community, and we are blessed to live, work, and play in a community that supports economic growth for all of its citizens."


Scott Beasley, Vice Chairman

Scott Beasley is a lifelong resident of Dublin, Georgia.  Educated in the Dublin City School system and attended the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina on a football scholarship.  After college, Scott worked with Duncan Tire Company under W.T. Duncan and later purchased the business in 1982.  When away from the office, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, and cooking.  Scott is married to his wife Lynn, and they have two children along with four grandchildren.

Scott on the Development Authority:
"Serving with the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority is a means of giving back to the citizens by working to bring quality jobs into the area."

James Malone, Treasurer

James Malone is a lifelong resident of Laurens County, having grown up in the Dexter, Georgia community. James graduated from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia with a BS in Agronomy. He is the owner of Malone Farms. When not on the farm, James enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf. James and his wife Doris Jean have two sons, Barrett and Keegan, and two grandchildren.

James on the Development Authority:
"It is a privilege to serve my community as a board member of the Development Authority. This board plays a vital role in economic development by helping retain jobs with our existing industry base, and creating new jobs by recruiting and bringing in new industry." 

Jimmy Allgood

Jimmy Allgood resides in Dublin, Georgia and has lived in the community his entire life. Jimmy graduated from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia with a BBA in Economics. He started his own pest control business, Allgood Pest Solutions, in 1974. Jimmy is Chairman of the regional pest control company. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Ports Authority. Jimmy and his wife Kathy have three children and three grandchildren.

Jimmy on the Development Authority:
"Economic Development for Dublin-Laurens County is a means to help our rural Georgia community obtain and keep jobs."

Roger Folsom

Roger Folsom resides in Dublin, Georgia, but was born in Hahira, Georgia. Roger attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia and graduated with a BS in Biology. He later attended graduate school at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Roger has obtained a number of post graduate educational certificates in both healthcare management and pharmacology. In 1995, Roger formed a successful home medical services company, Med1st, where he serves as President/Owner. He was appointed to the Georgia Board of Community Health in November 2014. During his spare time, Roger enjoys traveling and spending time with great friends and family.

Roger on the Development Authority:
"I am excited to be part of a great team working diligently to secure more jobs and investments in our community.  The Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority is a hard-working group that deeply cares about the economic future of our area and I appreciate the opportunity to offer any skills I may have in this endeavor."


Phillip Gay

Phil Gay is a lifelong resident of Laurens County. He graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia with a BS in Math and a minor in Computer Programming. Phil and his wife Wynona operate a State Farm Insurance Agency along with KAP Appraisal Services. In his spare time, Phil enjoys spending time with family, traveling and playing golf. Phil and his wife have two children, Krista Anderson and Dustin Gay.

Phil on the Development Authority:
"I am honored to have the opportunity to give of my time to help continue the growth and development of our great community as part of the Development Authority."

Keith Griffin

Keith Griffin is a native to the City of Dublin, Georgia. After receiving his diploma from Dublin High School, he dedicated the following six years to serving in the United States Air Force. For Griffin, the desire to serve didn't stop there, as he ventured out into what is now his current position; Customer Service Manager for the Carl Vinson VAMC. In his spare time, Keith takes pleasure in refereeing, traveling, fishing, and having quality family time.

Keith on the Development Authority:
"I am ecstatic and humbled to be presented with the opportunity to help serve my community at such a great capacity like this. I'm looking forward to coming together to work with an amazing team for the sake of bringing jobs back into the community."