About Us

Ryan Waldrep


Ryan became President of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority (DLCDA) on June 17, 2019. He has more than 15 years of experience in community and economic development.

Prior to joining the DLCDA, Ryan served as the Assistant Director of Entrepreneur and Small Business (2015-2019) and as the Regional Project Manager with the Department of Economic Development (2007-2019). In these positions, he provided assistance to companies considering Georgia as a business destination and identifying and pursuing prospective companies with expansion and/or relocation potential. Prior to those positions, Ryan served as President of the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority and as an Economic Development Planner at the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission. In addition, he has assisted local Chambers of Commerce and Development Authorities in their economic development activities and in the development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Ryan earned his Certification in Economic Development through the International Economic Development Council in 2006 and is an Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council in 2012. His membership affiliations include the Georgia Economic Development Association and the International Economic Development Council. Ryan is also graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Telfair County.

Ryan is a native of McRae, Georgia. He holds a BFA in Speech Communication (Public Relations) and an MPA in Public Management, both from Valdosta State University. His is the husband to Amanda and proud father to their two sons, Adam and Ethan.