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The Jennings & Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning

Ryan Egly

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce – President & CEO

Ryan is a Lawrenceburg native and a graduate of Columbia State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and recently completed his master’s in leadership & public service at Lipscomb University.   He began his economic development career as the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s Project Manager in August of 2015 and became the President & CEO in July 2019.  Since 2015, Lawrence County’s team has worked to attract more than $50.2 million in private sector investment creating 1,084 new jobs and $10.9 million in state & federal grants supporting site development, tourism enhancement, marketing, historic preservation, downtown revitalization, higher education, entrepreneurial development, and infrastructure projects.  He serves on TVA’s Rural Cabinet, the Board of Directors for Launch Tennessee, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Lawrenceburg, and Main Street Lawrenceburg.  In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling, playing piano & guitar, reading, serving at his local church, and fishing.

Areas of Interest:

  1. Economic & Community Development
  2. Regional Planning
  3. Education & Workforce Development

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