L. F. Payne

Senior Advisor

Washington, DC

+1 202 857 2903

L.F. is a businessman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1988 until 1997, representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. He was one of the founders of the Congressional Blue Dogs, a coalition of moderate and conservative democratic members of Congress. He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and its Trade, Tax Policy, and Social Security subcommittees. Highly regarded by both political parties, L.F. directs federal public affairs efforts for clients. His areas of expertise include trade, tax issues, healthcare, real estate, and transportation. Prior to his congressional service, L.F. was the builder of the highly acclaimed Wintergreen Resort Community where he served as Chairman and President of Wintergreen Development Inc.

L.F. has received numerous awards, including the Hall of Fame of Virginia Boys State, Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Congress, the Guardian of Small Business award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Eagle of Freedom award from the American Security Council Foundation, and the Friend of Farm Bureau award from the American Farm Bureau. He has also been recognized for his work to improve rural hospitals and rural health care opportunities.

He frequently speaks as a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia Darden Business School. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia Department of Government and Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003.

After graduating from Virginia Military Institute, L.F. worked as a licensed professional engineer at Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. As an undergraduate, he was an honorary member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society. L.F. served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969.

Chairman, Warner 2001, Mark Warner for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Member, Board of Visitors, University of Virginia

Member, Medical Center Operating Board, University of Virginia Medical Center

Member, Board of Directors, George C. Marshall Foundation 

Former President, Nelson County Community Development Foundation

Former Member, Board of Directors of the Virginia Nature Conservancy

Former Member, University of Virginia Foundation Board

Former Member, Piedmont Community College Foundation Board

Former Member, Urban Land Institute

Former Member, Young Presidents Organization (YPO)

Former Member, Board of Directors VMI Foundation

Former Member, Board of Directors of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Foundation

Former Trustee, Rockfish Presbyterian Church in Nellysford, Virginia


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