McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, an
influential public and government affairs firm based in Richmond, is
making leadership changes as it approaches its 20th year in business.
Former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and federal Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting engaged in a spirited debate before nearly 45 members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Retail Affinity Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 7.
Robert Wasinger, who served in senior advisory and liaison roles in President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team after extensive experience on Capitol Hill, has joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s nationally recognized federal government relations team.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s Texas Government Relations team was recently recognized by Capitol Inside as one of the top law firm lobbying practices in Austin in its "2016 Texas Lobby Power Rankings." The Austin team was ranked fourth overall amongst the Top 20 lobbying firms.
Harry Kaplan (Senior Advisor, 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.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I’m going to look at what comes out of the conference committee meeting to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House bill. So I won’t make a final decision until I see what that package is.” - Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), CBS Face the Nation, Dec. 10, 2017
This Week: Congress funds the government for two weeks…discusses how to delay some of the ACA taxes…and states ask when CHIP will be reauthorized.
FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: GenX shows up in Robeson farmer’s honey
A number of legislative committees and executive boards met this week to discuss issues including: innovations in education, changing technology and infrastructure needs in transportation and judicial redistricting.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has every reason to smile. In the wee morning hours of Dec. 2, the Senate passed, 51-49, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). Every Democrat voted against the bill. They were joined by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the lone Republican dissenter.
Incentives: The Good, the Bad, and Your Responsibility - Chris Lloyd spoke yesterday at the Iowa Professional Economic Developers Association meeting.
Chris Lloyd spoke this morning in Staunton at the Virginia Institute for Economic Development on The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the 2014 Infrastructure Maintenance Symposium in Orlando, FL on Political Challenges to Long-Term Maintenance Concepts
Chris Lloyd spoke last week in Denver at the National Council for Public Private Partnerships on Winning the War Against Public Private Partnerships and Building a Defensible and Transparent P3 Policy Framework.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.