Roddy and Brouner Join Chief of Staﬀ Claire McVay in Leadership Roles Atop County Government
Nearing the one year mark since he took office, Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp announced major leadership changes within Hamilton County Government, naming David Roddy as the county’s first Chief Operating Officer and Lee Brouner the county’s first Chief Financial Officer.
“Since taking office, I’ve tried to harness the dedication and knowledge of current county employees while also bringing a new approach to Hamilton County Government in order to best serve the citizens of our growing community. Naming David Roddy and Lee Brouner to these key leadership posts is the next step in our plans to modernize county government,” said Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp.
“David is one of our region’s most respected public servants, and county government will be strengthened by his operational expertise and deep understanding of our entire community. Lee Brouner has diligently served the taxpayers of this county for more than three decades, stewarding Hamilton County to a AAA bond rating and earning the trust of his fellow department heads. I’m grateful they have stepped up to continue to lead Hamilton County.”
Roddy has served as a special advisor to Mayor Wamp and Chief of Staff, Claire McVay, for the past ten months. During his time in the mayor’s office, he has evaluated the county’s organizational structure to enhance efficiency across departments. Prior to joining the county, he spent 26 years with the Chattanooga Police Department, including the last four as Chief of Police. Roddy lives on Signal Mountain with his wife of 25 years, Shannon, and their two daughters. Shannon is an Assistant Principal at Signal Mountain Middle High School and has more than twenty years of experience in public education.
“I am humbled to continue my career in public service in this new role. I have a tremendous amount of faith in Mayor Wamp’s team and his vision for education, workforce development, and public safety,” Roddy said. “And I am honored to support the mayor and all of the dedicated employees of Hamilton County as we pursue excellence to improve each facet of county government.”
Brouner came to Hamilton County in 1988 as the Assistant County Auditor before transitioning to the finance department in 2014. Today, Brouner oversees the county’s $300 million investment portfolio, nearly $1 billion budget, and advises the mayor and county commission on all financial matters. Brouner and his wife, Betsy, live in Chattanooga and have two married children and one granddaughter.
“It is an honor to serve as Hamilton County’s first Chief Financial Officer, and I am deeply grateful to Mayor Wamp for the opportunity,” Brouner said. “I have enjoyed working with Mayor Wamp and his team, and I look forward to helping them bring about the Mayor’s vision in a fiscally responsible manner.”