HeeChong Yu has been with the State of Tennessee since 2002 and currently serves as a GIS Analyst for the Department of Military. HeeChong consistently strives to provide the best level of support to our customers at the federal, state, and local levels. During the recent response efforts of the Sevier County wildfires, HeeChong developed an efficient and effective GIS interactive map to assist federal, state, and local partners. HeeChong’s product allowed Federal and State assistance to be approved and awarded to citizens of the State of Tennessee rapidly. HeeChong strives to improve fiscal strength and efficiency by developing products to reduce costs and strengthen the capabilities of State Government. HeeChong was born in a small town in South Korea and came to America in 1996. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Han-Nam University in South Korea, an Associate degree of Applied Science from Miller-Motte Technical College, and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial from Tennessee State University.