We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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Roane Alliance Leadership: Staff & Boards

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You'll find the friendly, experienced and committed Roane Alliance staff and board of directors helpful and knowledgeable. Every day, we and our partners work toward unified goals for improved quality of life and increased prosperity for Roane residents. Connect with us and find out why Roane is attracting success.  

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Pam May, CTTP, TMP


Pam May joined the team in 2008, promoting Roane Alliance and the county to potential industry, visitors and retirees. Pam is a Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional (CTTP) and Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP). Pam is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Leadership Roane County. She enjoys boating on Watts Bar Lake with her family or live music at local venues.

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Justin Snow

Vice President of Economic Development

Justin Snow joined the Alliance team in 2017.  Previously, he spent 17 years working for AT&T in the telecommunications industry.  He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he earned a BS in Business Administration and played on the baseball team.  While at the Alliance, he has graduated from Leadership Roane County (Class of 2018) and TVA Rural Leadership (Class of 2019). Justin enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and coaching his son’s sports teams.

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Teresa Jackson

Vice President of Operations

Teresa Jackson has served on the Alliance team since 1999. She attended the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Roane County and completed Tennessee Basic Economic Development. She serves on the Community Advisory Committee for Roane Academy, and is Roane's ThreeStar program coordinator. Teresa enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Allen Lutz

Education and Workforce Director

Allen Lutz joined the team in 2008. He was the education director for Junior Achievement of East Tennessee and the first director of JA BizTown prior to coming to the Alliance. He was also a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, serving on active duty 21 years. Allen has a MBA from the University of New Orleans and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Roane County.

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Kaley Hill

Communications & Marketing Manager


Kaley joined the team as the Communications and Marketing Manager in August 2019.  She is a graduate of Roane County High School and Tennessee Tech University.  Kaley and her husband, Matthew, have two children.  They enjoy spending their weekends on the Watts Bar Lake accompanied by family and friends. During her spare time, Kaley also enjoys photography and gardening. She is excited for the opportunity to be back in her hometown and to be apart of the Roane Alliance! 

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Tori May

Chamber Manager


Tori May joined the team in August 2019 and is excited to be working with businesses to help them succeed.  She has been an active member of the Chamber's Ambassador program for years, and has served as the group's chair this past year.  A native of Roane County, Tori is a graduate of Roane County High School and Leadership Roane County’s Class of 2019.  

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Cary Parten

Office Manager

Fiscal Services and Office Manager Cary Parten joined the team in 2016. Cary has held management positions in the hospitality and environmental sectors focusing in information systems, finance and telecommunications.  Cary holds a BS degree in business administration and electronic engineering. 

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Scott Stout

Project Manager


Scott joined the Alliance team in October 2019 as Project Manager. He is a graduate of Roane County High School and attended Roane State Community College.  Scott is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and Roane Leadership. He previously worked 14 years for the Roane County Government in the Office of Emergency Services and Risk Management. Scott is eager to continue serving the people of Roane County through the various projects with the Alliance.


Dr. Julian Ahler
Kingston, TN

Kendall Bear
Rockwood Electric Utility
Rockwood, TN

David Bell
Roane County Commission
Kingston, TN

Sasha Benjamin - Vice Chair
Oak Ridge, TN

Marilyn Calfee
Kingston, TN

Suzie Clay - Secretary
Uselton, Clay & Bright
Kingston, TN

Omer Cox
City of Oliver Springs
Oliver Springs, TN

Lynn Farnham
Roane County Government
Kingston, TN

Kevin Helms
City of Harriman
Harriman, TN

Junior Hendrickson
Roane County Commission
Harriman, TN

Jim Henry
Coldwell Banker, Jim Henry & Associates
Kingston, TN

Buddy Holley
City of Harriman
Harriman, TN

Leigha Humphries
Oak Ridge, TN

Mitchell Kyker
Kyker Funeral Home
Harriman, TN

Gail Lyke - Chair
Rockwood, TN

Dr. LaDonna McFall
Roane County Schools

Darryl Meadows
Roane County Commission
Rockwood, TN

Kenyon Mee
Kingston, TN

Mayor Tim Neal
City of Kingston
Kingston, TN

Jim Owens
IDB Treasurer

Jim Palmer
IDB Chair

Terry Payne
Oak Ridge, TN

Dana Peterka
Chamber Chair
Rockwood, TN

Jason Pilant
Roane Medical Center
Harriman, TN

Al Reardon
CNS Y-12
Oak Ridge, TN

Ken Rueter
Oak Ridge, TN

Becky Ruppe
City of Rockwood
Rockwood, TN

Jerry Stephens
AGA Insurance
Kingston, TN

 Barry Stephenson
Oak Ridge, TN

Sharon Templeton
Oak Ridge, TN

Danice Turpin
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman
Harriman, TN

Candace Vannasdale
Harriman Utility Board
Harriman, TN

Mark Watson
City of Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge, TN

David Webb
IDB Vice Chair
Harriman, TN

Dr. Chris Whaley
Roane State Community College
Harriman, TN

George Wilson - Treasurer
Knoxville, TN

Ron Woody
Roane County Executive
Kingston, TN

Bill Young
Harriman, TN

Industrial Development Board Members

Quentin Craig
Rentenbach Constructors Inc.
Oak Ridge, TN

Teddy Haywood
Blue Springs Boat Company
Oak Ridge, TN

Joe Heckman
Vice President of Processing Operations
Kingston, TN

Bob Kite
Cartwright Engineering Technologies
Robert Kite & Associates
Rockwood, TN


Jeff Nichols
Oak Ridge, TN

James Owens
JR Global, Inc.
Kingston, TN

Jim Palmer
Oak Ridge, TN

Tommy Thompson
Nealy Thompson Heating and Air
Rockwood, TN

David Webb
Vice Chair
Harriman, TN

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