Charlotte Ely has dedicated herself to the State of Tennessee for over 40 years. Charlotte currently serves as east Tennessee’s Regional Director for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Each day, Charlotte comes to work with one goal; helping the people of east Tennessee. From Morristown to Sevierville, Charlotte works with the department's local workforce partners to ensure services in the American Job Centers are available to the residents who need them. On November 28, 2016 a wildfire tore through Sevier County, one of the largest areas served by LWDA 2. Charlotte led the department’s disaster response. Charlotte coordinated the locations and staffing for all of the mobile job centers and the comprehensive center. Charlotte not only made sure each staff member knew their role, she made sure they had food to eat, water to drink, and rest room facilities to use. Charlotte’s organizational skills and innovative approach to problem solve and serve the people of Sevier County makes Charlotte a true talent.