Walter "Eddie" Wade, PE, an executive vice president with full-service consulting firm Croy, was named a 2019 Next Generation Award winner. Wade was honored with the award by Cobb Young Professionals (CYP), the Cobb Chamber's networking and development group for professionals in their 20s and 30s, during the Chamber's August First Monday Breakfast.
"Cobb County has some outstanding emerging leaders with young professional leaders like Katy Ruth Camp and Eddie Wade," said Asley Hungerford Irwin, CYP Chair. "They are both already phenomenal leaders in their companies, as well as local civic groups and non-profits. These two are extremely deserving of being recognized as the 2019 Next Generation award recipients, and I look forward to seeing the future impact they have on Cobb County."
Wade was nominated for the Next Generation Award for his servant leadership within and outside of Croy, unique vision, and dedicated support of Cobb County. His leadership led Wade to also being named Georgia's 2019 Young Engineer of the Year by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers earlier this year. Beyond his role at Croy, Wade serves in a number of capacities, from board, association, and committee memberships within the engineering industry to community organizations and groups such as Leadership Cobb, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and the Northwest Cobb Family YMCA.
The 2019 recipients were selected from a group of nominees who are active within the community, essential to their profession, and offer a unique perspective. Both winners demonstrate the potential to be prominent leaders within the Cobb community.