Shannon Evanchec is #MadeForKnoxville.
Shannon Evanchec is an entrepreneurial environmental engineer (say that fast three times). After receiving her B.S. at Georgia Tech and her EnvE in 2016, she went on to the University of Tennessee to obtain her MBA. After graduating, she co founded the company, TruePani Inc. which is an environmental engineering, consulting, and communications firm that specializes in providing unique solutions for water systems, utilities, and states worldwide to eliminate lead from drinking water.
TruePani Inc. began in Atlanta, Georgia, but in 2019, after shifting much of their focus to the state of Tennessee’s drinking water in schools, relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Following their success in assisting many Tennessee school districts to achieve compliance with legislation forcing water in schools to be tested for lead, TruePani Inc. was able to grow their team and make a larger impact in more states like Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
“I credit the move to Knoxville, support from local business development groups, and my UT MBA for a lot of the success that TruePani has experienced!”
In Their Own Words..
My name is Shannon Evanchec. I’m an environmental engineer (Georgia Tech, B.S. EnvE, 2016), a 2021 MBA grad from the University of Tennessee, and a co-founder of TruePani Inc.
TruePani is an environmental engineering, consulting, and communications firm specializing in providing unique solutions for water systems, utilities, and states working on lead in drinking water projects. We moved our headquarters from Atlanta to Knoxville in 2019 after making a major shift in focus and found success working with several school districts around the State of Tennessee to achieve compliance with Public Chapter 977, a law that requires Tennessee public schools to test for lead in drinking water. From there, we were able to scale our team, develop cloud-based tools to optimize our projects, and have since helped local and state entities develop and manage similar programs for over 2,500 schools and child care facilities nationwide.
Lead in drinking water is a complex problem and there is no silver bullet to solve the issue. We’ve developed an interdisciplinary team of engineers, field technicians, public health professionals, and communication experts to maximize the value to our clients, located across the country. This is relevant now more than ever with the impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, which requires water systems to inventory service lines (pipes that deliver drinking water to residents) in an effort to identify lead lines. We’re currently working on statewide projects in Hawaii, Nevada, and New Hampshire, all while running our business from the Old City in Knoxville! I credit the move to Knoxville, support from local business development groups, and my UT MBA for a lot of the success that TruePani has experienced!
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