Hunton Andrews Kurth hires Hampton Roads government relations director
C. Evans Poston Jr. was Norfolk revenue commissioner
Former Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue C. Evans Poston Jr. has been hired by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to expand its public affairs and strategies consultancy to the Hampton Roads region, the firm announced April 6.
Poston, who will serve as the firm’s government relations director for Hampton Roads, reports to Todd P. Haymore, managing director of the firm’s Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations Group.
“We are seeing tremendous economic diversification and other opportunities in this important region,” Haymore said in a statement, “and having Evans on the ground there will be a great asset to both our clients and our firm.”
Poston, who holds a history degree from the College of William & Mary, earned his master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University and his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He’s worked for the transport and logistics conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, and is a member of U.Va.’s board of visitors and the UVA Health System board of directors. He was first elected Norfolk commissioner of the revenue in 2013 and served until March 2021.
In his new role, the firm says, Poston will help with state and local government relations, drive economic development efforts for clients and craft and implement legislative, budgetary and regulatory strategies.