David (Dave) Bennett
Dave Bennett joined Cherokee Millwright as its President in January 2010. Under his leadership, Cherokee Millwright has grown into an international company with over 200 employees, serving customers in 42 states and 5 countries.
Prior to joining Cherokee, Dave was the Assistant County Mayor and Finance Director for Blount County Government for 11 years. During his tenure with Blount County, he worked under four County Mayors including service as Deputy County Mayor and as Blount County's Interim Homeland Security Director.
Active in the community during his entire career, Dave has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former member of the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission appointed by the Tennessee General Assembly.
Dave has served as Campaign Chairman of United Way of Blount County; Chair of the Blount County Relay for Life; Chairman of the Blount County Republican Party; and Chair of the Blount County BBQ Bash. He also served on the Board of Directors of United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Blount, Children’s Advocacy Center, Tellico Reservoir Development Agency, and the Heritage Museum Board. He also served as treasurer of Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville, Tennessee.