David Braam joins Tennessee American Water as senior manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development

David_BraamCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 24, 2020) – Tennessee American Water has named David Braam senior manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development for Tennessee.

As lead for the Company’s legislative and business development efforts, Braam is responsible for economic development, legislative and regulatory strategy. Braam reports to Tennessee American Water President, Darlene Williams.

Braam has over 25 years of experience in advocacy, government relations and legal roles within the state of Tennessee. He is a licensed attorney and has previously served as the Director of Legislation for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Legislative Liaison in the Office of Governor Phil Bredesen, and Deputy Legal Counsel for the Tennessee Bankers Association.

“I am proud to welcome David to our team,” said Tennessee American Water President Darlene Williams. “David’s experience and skills in successfully achieving agreement among varying interests will benefit our customers and communities.”

A native of Cleveland, TN, Braam has a Law degree from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia.


Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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