Connie Vaughan serves as the Government Relations Manager for McKee Foods, a role in which she develops strategies, and coordinates policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. She joined the company  in 1987 and has held various positions at the bakery during her career, including stints in engineering, human resources, and operations. Connie has a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education, with a minor in History.  

 Connie and her husband Delvin currently reside in Bradley County where they enjoy views of Big Frog Mountain every morning and spend their weekends on the Hiwassee River. 

 Connie has a keen understanding of the interconnectedness of placemaking as it affects all aspects of built and natural communities and economic prosperity. Her longstanding dedication to the region empowers her work with Thrive Regional Partnership as Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Transportation Collaborative.  

Natalie McNair