Meet Our Team
President and CEO
McAden is a 20 year resident of Roanoke City who has worked for various technology companies in the Roanoke and New River valleys. His experience includes software development, database architecture, project management, and site leadership. His most recent position was as Director of Blacksburg Site Operations for Rackspace. McAden is also active in the region’s start-up community, having co-chaired Startup Weekend Roanoke, judged numerous startup competitions, and served on the advisory boards for NuSpark and RAMP. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and resides in the Raleigh Court neighborhood with his three daughters.
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Director of Events and Member Engagement
Heather brings a varied background to the RBTC. She excels in the arena of management and events planning, customer service, marketing, and management. Heather has a background that includes but is not limited to: Customer Service, Event and Facility Management, and Recruiting. Prior to joining the RBTC team she was a Marketing & Sales consultant for Integrated Technology Group. She also served as the Administrative Coordinator and Event Manager at the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research. Heather earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from William Woods University and a Master’s in Higher Education from Capella University. She is excited to combine her skills and talents to facilitate and manage events as well as assist current and prospective RBTC members. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, watching football (Go Hokies!, Go Giants!) and ice hockey (Rail Yard Dawgs), serving at Journey Church, crafting and traveling.
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Director of Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP)
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Executive Assistant To Chief Executive Officer at Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council
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Internal Operations and Marketing Coordinator
As a young professional, Chelsey’s background stems largely from non-profit organizations where she has served in varying capacities. Her skills and fresh perspective add a unique quality to the team. As the Internal Operations and Marketing Coordinator, she is responsible for our social media coverage and external communications, as well as coordinating our networking events. She also enjoys the day-to-day research and team collaboration that the RBTC offers.
Chelsey received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University in 2011 as well as a Master’s degree in Human Services with a targeted focus on Executive Leadership in 2017. For her graduate accomplishments, she was inducted into the esteemed Psi Chi honor society.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Chelsey is new to the region, and appreciates calling it home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, drinking Cheerwine from a glass bottle, and embarking on adventures with her husband and their Australian Shepherd, Bella.
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