Commissioner Hannah ParkerEmail: Parker.email@example.com
Hannah Parker, a Knoxville native, has held professional positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Currently, Ms. Parker serves as Community Relations Director for the Emerald Youth Foundation, a ministry serving children in the inner city. Before that, Parker worked as an Account Executive at Moxley Carmichael, a leading local public relations company.
Ms. Parker has also worked in the public sector at both the state and local level. Ms. Parker served as a member of Governor Bill Haslam’s staff as Deputy for Operations, and prior to that, she also worked for then-Mayor Haslam in his Office of Policy and Communications as Policy Analyst and Downtown Coordinator. Ms. Parker’s role was serving as a liaison between downtown businesses, developers, residents and city government. Ms. Parker also assisted with various communications and redevelopment initiatives.
Ms. Parker earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and English from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and then acquired a master of arts in civic leadership from The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb University in Nashville. As a college student, Ms. Parker participated in the Legislative Internship Program, where she assisted both State Senator Jamie Woodson and State Representative Harry Brooks.
In addition to serving on the Election Commission, Parker serves on the school board for Berean Christian School. Ms. Parker has also served on the board of directors for the Central Business Improvement District and as a member of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Ms. Parker is an active volunteer with Volunteer Girls State, and a self-described “lover of art, music, and Diet Coke.”