A Chattanoogan has been named to Governor-elect Bill Lee's staff.

Friday, Lee announced four additions to his staff. All of them will have responsibilities connected to Legislative Affairs.

“Working with the legislature is one of the most important jobs a governor has,” Lee said. “These four talented and qualified individuals will do a tremendous job representing my administration and the State of Tennessee at the Tennessee General Assembly. I am grateful they are joining our team.”

Scenic City resident Chris Devaney has been named Special Assistant to the Governor. He is currently the deputy director and legislative liaison for Lee's transition. Devaney also served as Lee's campaign manager.

Prior to working with the governor-elect, Devaney was the executive director of a mission organization that worked to prevent childhood malnutrition, was Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party from 2009-2015 and was a senior aide to both Senator Bob Corker and former Senator Fred Thompson.

The three other staff members named were:

  • Brent Easley - Legislative Director
  • Liz Alvey - Legislative Counsel
  • Brittany Collins - Senior Legislative Liaison