Joda Thongnopnua

Joda Thongnopnua
Joda Thongnopnua

Joda Thongnopnua has been named as the new chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly, Thongnopnua has served as the city’s chief policy officer since April and prior to that served as the director of strategic initiatives and communications for the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Additionally, Thongnopnua has previously served as executive director for the Metro Ideas project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public policy research, as well as director of communications for the venture capital firm the Lamp Post Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and economics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.