Tennessee American Water has hired Daphne Kirksey as the External Affairs Manager. In this role, she will serve as the media relations contact and point person for community relations.
Prior to this, Kirksey had served as District Director for Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. She has over 12 years of experience working for publicly elected officials, having also served in the administration of former Governor Don Sundquist.
“Daphne brings a strong background of community involvement which will serve Tennessee American Water well. We have been in the Chattanooga community for nearly 130 years and Daphne will continue to build on our reputation for delivering reliable, quality water at less than a penny a gallon,” said President Deron Allen.
Ms. Kirksey also worked with IOR Global Services as a consultant, assisting Volkswagen families settle in the Chattanooga community. She graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Memphis. She is involved with Girl Scouts and Bridge Refugee Services.