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February 23, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Wolfe, Mandle take on new roles at Chattanooga Tourism Co., BIO respectively

Two individuals who have worked in the state’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem have new gigs – one back in her hometown and the other on a national stage. They are Allison Reedy Wolfe and Shaye Mandle.

  • Wolfe, an alumna of two of the state’s entrepreneur centers – Chattanooga’s CO.LAB and Jackson’s theCO – has been named Partnerships Director at the Chattanooga Tourism Co. She was Financial Controller at CreateHere, the predecessor to CO.LAB. After serving as CO.LAB’s Financial Director for three years, she became Programs and Events Director before assuming the position of Chief Operations Officer in September 2016. About two years later, she joined theCO. The Chattanooga Tourism Co. was formerly known as the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Mandle, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Alley Association in Minnesota, will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, better known as BIO, on March 1. He has spent the past decade at the organization, starting as COO and Vice President for Government Relations before moving into the top position seven years ago. Mandle earlier served as Executive Director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

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