Ryan Ulrich was born and raised in Lancaster County, where he had a front row seat to the planning involved in creating a healthy economic and environmentally resilient community. This left a deep impression on him and instilled a desire to see communities grow in smart and sustainable ways. After graduating in 2018 from Franklin & Marshall College, where he majored in environmental studies and public policy, Ryan spent a year abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Gresik, Indonesia. He returned to the States in 2019, and continued his education at Georgetown University, where he earned a master’s in urban and regional planning.
During his time at Georgetown, Ryan worked with the German Marshall Fund and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). At DDOT, he worked with both their Equity and Policy divisions, helping him sharpen his skills in both policy and planning, and broadening his understanding of the multi-faceted planning world and the issues faced at both the local and international levels.
Ryan spent the past year as a Community and Economic Development Consultant with Michael Baker International, where he assisted communities in identifying a collective vision for connected, safe, equitable, and resilient places.
Ryan now brings his knowledge and skill set to the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC as the Economic Development Specialist, where he is looking forward to impacting the region in positive and sustainable ways.