Mr. Evans was elected to the Board in January 2015. He is Chair of the Compensation/Governance committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Evans retired from Wells Fargo Bank in May 2014, where he served as executive vice president and group head of the eastern division of Wells Fargo commercial banking. He was also responsible for the bank’s government & institutional banking group and he served on Wells Fargo’s management committee. Mr. Evans joined First Union National Bank in 2000 as the wholesale banking executive for the commercial segment prior to its merger with Wachovia Corporation in 2001. From 2006 until Wachovia’s merger with Wells Fargo in 2009, Evans was the wholesale banking executive and an executive vice president for the Wachovia general banking group, overseeing the commercial, business and community banking segments, the dealer financial services business and the government, tax exempt, and not-for-profit healthcare groups. Before joining First Union, Evans served in a variety of roles at Bank of America and its predecessors including NationsBank, North Carolina National Bank and Bankers Trust of South Carolina, which he joined in 1973.
In addition to serving as a Highwoods Board member, Mr. Evans is a member of the Compensation and Finance Committees for Sykes Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYKE).