Heather Evans is a member of the Firm's Education and Government Relations departments. Prior to joining Hinman Straub, Ms. Evans was a Senior Associate with Carr Public Affairs. She also worked for several years as a registered lobbyist and Legislative Director with Barrett Associates. From 1997 to 2002 she was a legislative assistant with Assemblyman Edward C. Sullivan, former chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, where she developed and negotiated Mr. Sullivan's legislative agenda, as well as advising on many policy and budget issues. Ms. Evans is a competetive rower with the Albany Rowing Center - rowing in such races as Head of the Charles, US Rowing Master's Nationals, and FISA World Master Championships. She has previously organized Albany Rowing Center's premier head race Head of the Hudson providing opportunity for youth novices to experience competitive rowing on the Hudson River.