John Wade Hired as RAEDI President

(RAEDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of John Wade as president of the organization. Wade has been serving as interim president since October 2020.

“In the short time that John Wade has served as interim president, he’s proven that he’s able to lead the organization forward to help more area businesses,” said John Beatty, Chair of the RAEDI Board of Directors.
Beatty said Wade oversaw the completion of RAEDI’s new strategic plan, which was approved by the board earlier this year, has initiated and fostered partnerships throughout the Rochester MSA, and is working to create programs and funding initiatives for new and existing businesses. “We are pleased with the direction John is taking the organization and the vision he has to continue to strengthen the assets of the Rochester area economy,” said Beatty.
“RAEDI has always been an invaluable resource for the Rochester area since its founding, and I look forward to helping further deliver on its goals of growing and diversifying the area economy,” said Wade.

Wade is a resident of Rochester whose extensive background includes an emphasis on communications, business development, and public-private partnerships

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