Nadia Crisan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International Government Relations, was recently interviewed by The Diplomat Bucharest where she discussed Romania’s potential in attracting foreign investment and McGuireWoods’ role in assisting clients with their business objectives in Romania and internationally. To view the article, click here.
Andy Lancaster (VP, Raleigh) was recently honored by Governor Pat McCrory with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is the highest honor and award the Governor of North Carolina can bestow. Since its creation in 1963, it has been presented to honor persons who have a proven record of service to the State of North Carolina or some other special achievement, and to others as a gesture of friendship and good will.
More specifically, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and the community that is above and beyond the call of duty. It is granted to citizens who stand out in their communities and who have devoted their lives to serving others with their efforts having made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.
A limited amount of these awards are granted each year. To learn more, please visit the governor’s website.
The Atlanta office of McGuireWoods Consulting is off to a great start in 2016 garnering a much deserved recognition for its lobbying prowess as well as a government agency appointment for a staff member.
Allison Jones, an AVP in our Richmond office, was recently appointed to the Virginia Council on Women by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Georgia Government Relations team was recently mentioned in an Atlanta Journal & Constitution article chronicling ‘the most powerful players’ in Georgia state politics.
Work at the General Assembly slowed down this week as snow covered Raleigh and the surrounding areas, resulting in most legislative committees delaying their meetings for the week, with the exception of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, which held their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
DRAMA OF THE WEEK: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - New Year, Same Drama. Lawmakers are facing yet another potential government shutdown — the current continuing resolution (“CR”) is set to expire on Jan. 19. Congress must pass another short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown. Despite weeks of negotiations, a long-term spending deal is still out of reach. The sticking points remain the same: discretionary spending levels, DACA, and border security.
This Week: Finance Held HHS Nominee Hearing, CHIP Doesn’t Cost So Much After All…CMS Launches New Bundled Payment Program…CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Work Requirements.
This week legislators returned to Raleigh for the first special session of 2018 and held interim committee meetings throughout the week.
WORD OF THE WEEK: PARITY Both the House and Senate are back this week, and it’s déjà vu. The continuing resolution is set to expire Jan. 19 — lawmakers must come to an agreement on funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 to avoid a government shutdown. Sound familiar?
Chris Lloyd was asked to speak recently at a Seminar at the University of Missouri on "Seeking Better Value in Government: Emerging Strategies Seminar P3s & Best Value Procurement"
Chris Lloyd was asked to speak at the Urban Land Institute; Richmond Chapter on Innovations in Public/Private Finance Breakfast
Chris Lloyd was asked to speak at the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors on "Understanding and Winning at Economic Development"
Chris Lloyd spoke recently at the Virginia Society - American Institute of Architects on \"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb!\"
On October 13, 2014, Chris Lloyd was asked to speak at Baltimore's SCUP (Society for College and University Planning) Mid-Atlantic Symposium