The Heart of Danville Main Street Program recently named Interim Director, and former Project Manager, Nicholas Wade as the new Executive Director of the organization.
Wade, a Danville native, graduated from Boyle County High School in 2008. He earned two degrees at Eastern Kentucky University, a bachelor's in Public Relations and a master's in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education, before working remotely as an associate publicist for a PR firm out of Nashville.
In 2013, he began volunteering with the Heart of Danville, and in February 2016 he officially joined the organization as project manager. In that role he was responsible for coordinating all Heart of Danville events, overseeing the annual membership drive and all forms of communication and public relations.
Throughout 2016, Wade aided the Heart of Danville in planning several key community events, including the Great American Brass Band Festival and the Kentucky State BBQ Festival. He also contributed to revamping the organization's marketing and communications efforts.
Since October 2016, Wade has served as Interim Director following the departure of previous Executive Director Bethany Rogers.
"During Nick's time at the Heart of Danville, he has impressed me, the Board and the community with his drive, his passion for Main Street and our entire community," said Valery McMann, chair of the Heart of Danville Board of Directors. "We look forward to seeing the growth of our organization under his continued leadership."