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Front Page - Friday, July 13, 2018

Hinton resigns, accepts role with Unum




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Chattanooga City Attorney Wade Hinton has resigned his position and will join Unum as vice president of diversity and inclusion. Hinton’s last day in office will be July 24.

“Wade Hinton has been a terrific partner to city government and a model public servant for years,” Mayor Andy Berke says. “While I am certainly sad to see him go, I know he will thrive in his new role.

“After I won the mayoral election in 2013, I asked Wade to co-chair my transition team because I knew how valuable his strategic problem-solving skills, deep roots in our community and commitment to service would be for our city. I was honored when he later accepted my and city council’s invitation to become our city attorney.

“In the last five years, he has completely transformed the City Attorney’s Office into one of the most efficient and effective law practices in the city. He has one of the sharpest legal minds I’ve encountered, and his passion for helping everyone in our city – particularly disadvantaged young people and people of color – find their own paths to success is truly inspiring. I have been a better mayor and we have become a stronger city because of Wade’s service.

“I know his dedication to Chattanooga is greater than ever and we wish him well.”

Hinton joined the city of Chattanooga as city attorney and chief legal officer in June 2013. In 2017, he created Board Connector, which connects minority men and women with an interest in serving on a nonprofit board, to intentionally inclusive nonprofits looking for such talent.