“Wade Creswell is a proven strategic leader who would continue the thoughtful, pro-business climate in our region as Roane County Executive,” said Ken Rueter, local business leader. “As a board member on the Roane Alliance, I saw first-hand Wade’s talents in forging collaborative partnerships on new industrial development projects and growth corridors that have benefited both Roane and its neighboring counties. I am confident he’ll bring that drive to the County Executive role.”

“With twenty years of experience leading teams and managing seven-figure budgets in businesses and organizations, large and small, Wade Creswell is Roane County’s qualified leader, ready on day one,” said Sean Hensley, Chairman of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“Growing partnerships across the county and other government agencies is key to Roane County’s future. Wade has demonstrated a long history of consensus-building in challenging circumstances at work and in the community,” said Mike Walker, President, Dienamic Tooling Systems, Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.