Principal and Senior Public Affairs Advisor
As a Senior Public Affairs Advisor for Michael Best Strategies, Evan provides public affairs, crisis communications, and public relations services to a broad range of local, regional, and national clients. Evan has more than 30 years of experience working with C‐suite level executives on major issues, and a strong track record of successful strategic communications and public affairs projects on challenging assignments during his career.
Prior to joining Strategies, Evan was the founder and owner of Zeppos & Associates, a top-rated Milwaukee-based public relations and government affairs firm, before selling it to a local digital marketing and advertising firm in 2012. He served as executive vice president of public relations at that firm and headed its public relations department for five years before joining Strategies. Evan also previously worked for two Wisconsin governors and several members of Congress on Capitol Hill, including the House leadership, and was Wisconsin’s deputy commissioner of banking. He has significant political and campaign experience.
National Silver Anvil, for work related to a major real estate development project, PRSA
Evan has earned numerous awards from the local PRSA chapter and other organizations for various public affairs, public relations, and crisis communications assignments, including Best of Show on multiple occasions.
Member and Past President, Vice President and Treasurer, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Member, National PRSA’s Counselors Academy
Member, American Hellenic Institute
Member, Past Board Member and Secretary, Milwaukee Press Club
Former Member, Downtown Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Volunteer, Greek Fest
Former Chairman Gyro Tent
University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism & Mass Communications, 1976
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