Ryan McCrady

President & CEO

Ryan McCrady is a native of Central Illinois and has worked extensively in the banking industry, economic development and local government administration. Prior to joining the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA), he served as the President/CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur-Macon County, Illinois. His experiences in both the private and public sectors give him a unique perspective on how to help the community grow and assist businesses with expansion and site location needs.

In his role as SSGA President, Ryan is responsible for leading the SSGA in its efforts to make the community an attractive place for businesses to operate by capitalizing on the region’s significant workforce, transportation, rail and utility assets.

Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Jenna, are the proud parents of three children: Alex, Alison and Clifton.

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