The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of a Jackson State University alumnus to a key post in his administration.
V. Lynn Evans of Memphis was nominated to serve as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors.
Evans is owner of V. Lynn Evans CPA of Memphis, a certified public accounting and consulting firm established in 1983. She graduated in 1975 at the top of her class at Jackson State with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power provider and a corporation of the U.S. government. Its power service territory includes most of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia, covering 80,000 square miles and serving more than 9 million people.
Congressman Steve Cohen said he recommended Evans to the President because she is a superb accountant with extensive public and private sector experience.
“She is intelligent, well respected and admired throughout Memphis and Tennessee for her dedication to public service and her skills as an accountant. It was my pleasure to recommend her to President Obama. She will serve the millions of people across the country that rely on the Tennessee Valley Authority well.”
Evans has served on the board of commissioners of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division since 2004. She was chairman of the board from 2008 to 2009.
Evans also has served on the board of directors of First Alliance Bank in Memphis since its inception in 1998 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Black Business Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Evans also has been active in numerous community organizations, including Arts Memphis, from 1998 to 2008, and the RISE (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions and Empowerment) Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the community by providing financial literacy tools and incentives to help families build assets and make better financial choices, from 1997 to 2007.