Doug Haymans

State Resource Agency Appointee

Coastal Resources Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
One Conservation Way, Suite 300
912-264-7218 phone

Current Employment/Affiliation:

Doug Haymans is the Director of the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


Before serving as the agency director beginning in 2018, Doug Haymans worked in the director's office at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and served as the Council designee beginning in 2010. In that role he was responsible for development of environmental policy and regulation, coordination of education and outreach, and special projects.

Mr. Haymans previously supervised the Constituent Services Program, activities of which included inshore fish habitat enhancement, offshore reef development, coastal boating and fishing access, and marine aquatic education. He served as the agency's liaison to the commercial and recreational fishing communities for nearly 10 years and was involved in several legislative initiatives. Prior to employment with the Coastal Resources Division, Mr. Haymans served as a fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 10 years.

Mr. Haymans is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he met his wife, Tonia. They reside in Brunswick with their daughter, Sarah, and son, Jacob. Mr. Haymans attends Northside Baptist Church where he is a deacon and Sunday school teacher. The Haymans family enjoys the outdoors, boating, biking, hiking, hunting and fishing when time permits.