Roanoke County announced last week that Danielle Poe, a Roanoke Valley native, has been appointed assistant director of economic development. She assumed her new position Monday.
“We are fortunate to gain a leader within the Roanoke Valley who has expertise not just on the Valley and innovative strategies for economic development, but is respected for her leadership,” said Richard L. Caywood, county administrator. “I know she will complement the department well.”
Poe previously managed the day-to-day operations within the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission for three years and oversaw risk management strategies for various projects as the business manager. She has over 15 years of experience in various other roles, including as the economic development specialist for Downtown Roanoke, Inc.
She holds an undergraduate degree in exercise, sport and health education from Radford University. She is affiliated with a number of organizations, including chair of Leadership Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke Boosters Club and Wasena Elementary PTA.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with the Roanoke County Economic Development team,” said Poe. “Roanoke County has a vision, momentum, and support by leadership making it an exciting time to make this transition. I think the best is yet to come, and I can’t wait to get to work!”
-The Salem Times-Register