Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday.
Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action.
Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC for five years.
A graduate of UTC with a degree in non-profit management, he "has strong experience in team building, organizational structure, coaching and training," the mayor's office said.
The position has been open since Jeff Cannon moved from deputy chief of staff to chief operating officer last year.