June 3, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WADE NAMED NEW COUNTY DEPUTY ATTORNEY
Charlotte, NC – Tyrone C. Wade has been named new deputy county attorney for Mecklenburg County, filling the vacancy created by the impending retirement of Sandra Bisanar.
Wade, 54, currently serves as managing attorney for the Youth and Family Services division (YFS) of the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, where he has served for the last 15 years representing cases in the area of child abuse and neglect. Prior to joining the County, he served as an assistant district attorney in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office for three years.
"I hope to continue to build upon the legacy Sandra Bisanar has established," Wade said. "She has left a huge challenge because of her wealth of knowledge, and years of experience. It is a rather daunting task for anyone to assume her position, but I am anxious to begin this new phase of my career."
A native of Lumberton, N.C., Wade received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., and his juris doctor from Touro College School of Law in Huntington, N.Y. Wade and his wife, Sharon, have three grown children.
He will start in his new position on June 4, 2008 at an annual salary of $132,825. Until the end of the month, Wade will continue to work on YFS legal matters as needed while Bisanar -- a County employee since 1979 -- assists in the transition to his new role.