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Ryan Dougherty 12-11-14 Low ResRyan Dougherty has served as GEO’s President since July 2021.  He has extensive experience in public policy and governance and most recently served as GEO’s Chief Operating Officer. Before joining GEO, he served as Deputy Director of the Illinois Healthcare and Human Services Framework, a multi-agency state technology initiative.  Prior to that position, Dougherty served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  He has worked in a number of other positions within state government, including as a budget analyst in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and as a legislative liaison to the Governor of Illinois.  Contact Ryan at Ryan@GeoExchange.Org.