Davis Rennolds

Senior Vice President, State Government Relations

Richmond, VA

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Davis joined McGuireWoods Consulting in May 2011 and serves as a senior vice president in the Virginia government relations group. He represents clients in a variety of industries before the Virginia General Assembly, advocating for their business needs and navigating legislative, regulatory and administrative issues at the state and local levels. With a focus on education, transportation, agriculture and healthcare, Davis has also advocated for clients on the national level. Davis leads MWC’s private equity advisory services team, where he works with private equity investors and portfolio companies to help them understand the implications of state-level policy decisions and market trends for their investment and business decisions.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Davis worked in Governor Bob McDonnell's administration as a special policy adviser to the Department of Transportation and as a member of Governor McDonnell's Inaugural Committee. While in the administration, Davis assisted Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton on a number of issues, including high-occupancy toll lanes and the 2011 transportation package.

Davis has also served as a legislative assistant to former Virginia Delegates Chris Saxman and Rob Wittman, as well as Political Director for the Republican Party of Virginia under then Chairman and former Lt. Governor John Hager. After graduating from the University of Mary Washington, he worked on various campaigns, including Virginia Senate Caucus Chairman Ryan McDougle, former U.S. Representative Jo Ann Davis, State Senator Richard Stuart and former Lt. Governor Bill Bolling. During his term, Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Davis to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors and the Citizens’ Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion. In 2021, Davis assisted on the transition team for Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and in 2022 he was appointed by Youngkin to University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors for a second term. He was also named chair of University’s Administration, Advancement, Finance, and Facilities Committee.

Throughout his professional career, Davis has committed himself to public service at work and within the community. He has run McGuireWoods Consulting’s annual fundraising initiative for Toys for Tots for the past several years and is currently a member of the board for the Sorenson Institute for public policy. He also interviews, hires and mentors students within the firm’s internship program. In 2011 Davis was named one of Richmond Style’s “Top 40 under 40” for his work with Richmond-area food banks and Share Our Strength.


Member, University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors

Executive Board Member, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Member, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Former Chairman, Richmond City Republican Party

Member, State Central Committee, Republican Party of Virginia, 2011-2013

Member, Leadership Advisory Board, First Tee of Central Virginia, 2012-2014

Member, Citizen's Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion, 2014



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