Evann Freeman joined EPB as Director of Government Relations in December of 2019. Evann leads EPB’s government relations and economic development efforts. Evann has spent the past decade as a government relations professional, most recently for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. At EPB, he works closely with local, state, and federal stakeholders, as well as local entrepreneurs and area businesses. Evann serves on several non-profit boards, and has dedicated his career to building stronger communities throughout Tennessee. Evann sees his role at EPB as an opportunity to focus his public policy efforts on community benefit and coalition building for his hometown of Chattanooga.