tricia cotham
Oct 10, 2017

Former Rep. Tricia Cotham Joins McGuireWoods Consulting

Firm expands local capabilities with Charlotte presence

RALEIGH – McGuireWoods Consulting today announced former state Representative Tricia Cotham has joined the state government relations practice as a vice president in the firm’s Charlotte office. Ms. Cotham spent the past 10 years serving constituents in House District 100, where she was a ranking member of the House Education and Healthcare committees, and will assist clients with legislative and regulatory issues at both the state and local level.

“We are excited to have former State Representative Tricia Cotham join our growing North Carolina team,” said Bo Heath, senior vice president and director of North Carolina state government relations. “Her knowledge of Charlotte and the surrounding region along with her legislative and regulatory experience in the public sector will allow us to expand services to our clients in one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions of the country.”

During her tenure as a 10-year North Carolina legislator, she became well versed in education, healthcare, finance, regulatory reform, commerce, banking and judiciary matters. Ms. Cotham possesses experience working with leaders of trade associations, Fortune 500 companies and legislators in both parties.

“I look forward to integrating myself into the McGuireWoods team and hitting the ground running,” said Ms. Cotham. “With a tremendous staff already in place, I hope to contribute and enhance our efforts to ensure success for our initiatives and clients in the Charlotte region.”

Prior to her service to the citizens of House District 100, Ms. Cotham served as an assistant principal of one of the state’s largest high schools. She was named Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Teacher of the Year in 2002 and represented the state as a governor’s appointee on the Southern Region Education Board (2009-2012).

Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications & grassroots, and infrastructure and economic development services. McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP, a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 cities. In 2015, it was ranked in the Top 15 of The National Law Journal's "The Influence 50," an annual report of the top public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. McGuireWoods Consulting has offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, McLean, Virginia, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Springfield, Illinois, Austin, Texas and Bucharest, Romania. For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at