Meet the Laine Communications Team
Chuck Laine has been lobbying the state and federal government for more than 30 years. His reputation as a skillful negotiator, coalition builder and strategic communicator has made Chuck one of the state's top lobbyists. Known for taking on difficult issues, Chuck has overcome enormous odds, secured favorable outcomes and advanced the cause for his clients.
Among Chuck’s most notable accomplishments was the successful defeat of an eight-year long effort to outlaw coal mining in Tennessee. Brought on board at the eleventh hour, Chuck saved an industry from certain collapse and positioned it to become a formidable political force in Nashville. In 2012, Chuck was also responsible for negotiating a compromise between the oil and gas industry and environmental activists on new regulations for hydraulic fracturing. These landmark and pro-active regulations have thwarted additional legislative actions and allowed the oil and gas industry to prosper in Tennessee.
Outside of his work at the legislature, Chuck is also active in promoting his community. He was the lead organizer of the Oak Ridge Summit for Science, Environment, and Technology, which featured such notable speakers as Vice President Al Gore and Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary, and the founding chairman of Tech 2020, a public-private partnership leveraging East Tennessee's information technology resources to grow new technology-oriented businesses for the region. Chuck has also served on numerous boards, including the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. A lifelong Rotarian, Chuck is currently a member of the Farragut Rotary Club.
Chuck is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has a degree in economics and business management. An avid outdoorsman, Chuck enjoys a round of golf, a day of fly-fishing or watching a football game with his wife, Susan, their seven children and five grandchildren.
Roxanne Reiley began her lobbying career at Laine Communications in 2008 after spending four years in the public relations industry. At the legislature and within state government, Roxanne has cultivated a reputation as a regulations guru and serves as the firm's lead liaison in regulatory and policy matters. Most recently, she played an integral role in developing a 90-page legislative initiative to return the primary regulation of coal mining back to the state.
During her time with Laine Communications, Roxanne has also accumulated broad event management experience. She spearheads the planning of two annual technical conferences, numerous networking events and has helped raise over $100,000 in political contributions.
Roxanne is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism where she majored in Magazine Design. In her free time, Roxanne enjoys reading historical fiction, making paper crafts and binge watching Netflix. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, Chris, and two young children, Addie and Christopher.