Our Team

Ryan Waldrep
President

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.

Ryan Waldrep, President

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.

Beth Crumpton
Operations Manager

Beth began her employment with the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority in August 2015 as the Operations Manager. In June 2015, she retired from the Oconee Fall Line Technical College where she served as the Provost. Her career in higher education spanned 32 years, with 29 of these years all being in senior executive positions including two stints as the Interim President of the college. Her extensive responsibilities encompassed varied areas during her tenure in higher education to include Executive Vice President positions in student and academic affairs; administrative operations and fiscal affairs; human resources; physical plant, capital outlay and information technology operations; and, economic development services.

She reflects often on her years dedicated to higher education as she embraced each day as an opportunity to help make a difference in the life of a student. No doubt, her commitment clearly was to help them become successful in their academic pursuits and, ultimately, productive citizens of the workforce.

Throughout the years, she has been engaged in numerous civic organizations and in serving on various Boards such as the United Way of Middle Georgia, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of Laurens County, Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, Dublin Middle School Advisory Council, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Dublin Rotary Club; Wayfarer Shrine Unit and a number of professional associations. She is devoted to her community and committed to continuing her journey in the efforts of helping to expand workforce opportunities for the citizens of Dublin-Laurens County and its surrounding sister communities.

Beth was reared in neighboring Alamo, Georgia. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Georgia College and a Masters of Education degree from Troy University. She and her husband, Sammy, live in Dublin, Georgia. She has one son, two step-children and four step-grandchildren.

Beth Crumpton, Operations Manager

Beth began her employment with the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority in August 2015 as the Operations Manager. In June 2015, she retired from the Oconee Fall Line Technical College where she served as the Provost. Her career in higher education spanned 32 years, with 29 of these years all being in senior executive positions including two stints as the Interim President of the college. Her extensive responsibilities encompassed varied areas during her tenure in higher education to include Executive Vice President positions in student and academic affairs; administrative operations and fiscal affairs; human resources; physical plant, capital outlay and information technology operations; and, economic development services.

She reflects often on her years dedicated to higher education as she embraced each day as an opportunity to help make a difference in the life of a student. No doubt, her commitment clearly was to help them become successful in their academic pursuits and, ultimately, productive citizens of the workforce.

Throughout the years, she has been engaged in numerous civic organizations and in serving on various Boards such as the United Way of Middle Georgia, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of Laurens County, Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, Dublin Middle School Advisory Council, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Dublin Rotary Club; Wayfarer Shrine Unit and a number of professional associations. She is devoted to her community and committed to continuing her journey in the efforts of helping to expand workforce opportunities for the citizens of Dublin-Laurens County and its surrounding sister communities.

Beth was reared in neighboring Alamo, Georgia. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Georgia College and a Masters of Education degree from Troy University. She and her husband, Sammy, live in Dublin, Georgia. She has one son, two step-children and four step-grandchildren.

Miranda Peterson
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator

Miranda Peterson joined the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority Team in October of 2018. She is responsible for enhancing the Development Authority's social media platforms, implementing a strategic marketing plan, coordinating events, as well as updating and maintaining the current DLCDA website.

Peterson has over five years of experience in the marketing industry from having served at Dublin Ford Lincoln and Brewton-Parker College. Ms. Peterson graduated from Brewton-Parker College in May of 2014 where she earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She has proven her ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The Development Authority is excited to have her as a part of the team!

Miranda Peterson, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator

Miranda Peterson joined the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority Team in October of 2018. She is responsible for enhancing the Development Authority's social media platforms, implementing a strategic marketing plan, coordinating events, as well as updating and maintaining the current DLCDA website.

Peterson has over five years of experience in the marketing industry from having served at Dublin Ford Lincoln and Brewton-Parker College. Ms. Peterson graduated from Brewton-Parker College in May of 2014 where she earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She has proven her ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The Development Authority is excited to have her as a part of the team!