Equipment Dealers Association Announces New Vice President of Government Relations, General Counsel

For Immediate Release
ST. LOUIS, MO – (May 4, 2021) – 
The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and its regional affiliate members welcome Joshua Evans (Josh). Josh joined EDA on May 1 as Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel. Josh is an experienced litigator practicing law in Southern Illinois since 2014. He also has significant political experience at the state and federal level. Josh is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and the University of Illinois, Carbondale.

Josh will bring significant value to EDA’s members. In his role as Vice President of Government Relations, Josh will track key legislation affecting our membership. In addition, Josh will spend time in Washington, D.C. participating in key coalitions and industry partnerships on EDA’s behalf. In his role as General Counsel, Josh will be the first point of contact for members through EDA’s Legal Resources Hotline. Josh will connect members with the information and/or legal talent they need to effectively operate their businesses.

In addition, Josh will assist in EDA’s forthcoming initiatives to provide members with top-notch regulatory and legislative training programs. Further, Josh will head the Coalition Opposed to Illegal Tampering, providing the equipment and offroad industries with leadership and resources on so-called “Right to Repair” legislation. Josh is a native of Carrollton, Illinois. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with family and friends, read political history and travel.


About EDA:

Founded in 1900, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), is a non-profit trade organization representing retail dealers extensively engaged in the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment. EDA provides essential value to its members by enhancing the dealer-manufacturer relationship and advocating for a positive legislative and regulatory environment. EDA is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and is affiliated with regional associations located throughout the United States and Canada.

EDA Media Contact:
Alex Hoffman