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The business of The Virginia Bar Association is managed by its Board of Governors. It must consist of:

  • Four officers and the YLD Chair, who make up the Executive Committee
  • The chair of the LPMD and the chair-elect of the YLD
  • One representative from each of the six regions of the state
  • Six at-large members

Interested in serving a three-year board term? Members can self-nominate. Email the executive director.

Additionally, the board may appoint three representatives for one-year terms to represent the judiciary, the state’s law schools and lawyer-legislators. Email the executive director if interested.

2015 VBA Board of Governors. PHOTO BY JUDY GUY.
Photo by Judith Trott Guy

Executive Committee

Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III2015 VBA President Harry M.
Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond

James Patrick Guy II2015 VBA President-elect James P. Guy II
LeClairRyan, Richmond

David S. Mercer2015 VBA Chair David S. Mercer
Chair of the Board of Governors
MercerTrigiani, Alexandria

John L. Walker III2014 VBA President John L. Walker III
Immediate Past President
Williams Mullen, Richmond

Nupur S. Bal2015 YLD Chair Nupur S. Bal
Chair, Young Lawyers Division
DeFazio Bal PC, Richmond

Board Members

Cheryl L. Black2014 LPMD Chair Cheryl L. Black
Chair, Law Practice Management Division
Evergreen Enterprises Inc., Richmond
804-231-1800, ext. 3147

N. Thomas Connally IIIBoard of Governors member N. Thomas Connally III
Board member, Potomac Region
Hogan Lovells US LLP, McLean

S. Miles DumvilleBoard of Governors member Miles Dumville
Board member, Capitol Region
Reed Smith LLP, Richmond

William A. GalankoBoard of Governors member Bill Galanko
Board member, Tidewater Region
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk

Richard E. Garriott Jr.Board of Governors member Mark L. Esposito
Board member, At-Large
Pender & Coward, PC, Virginia Beach

Steven P. Gould2015 YLD Chair-elect Steven P. Gould
Chair-elect, Young Lawyers Division
Clement Wheatley, Danville

Michael HuYoungBoard of Governors member Michael HuYoung
Board member, At-large
Barnes & Diehl, P.C., Richmond

Jamie Baskerville MartinBoard of Governors member M. Melissa Glassman
Board member, At-Large
McCandlish Holton, PC, Richmond

Eric J. Sorenson Jr.Board of Governors member Eric Sorenson
Board member, Southside Region
Edmunds & Williams, P.C., Lynchburg

C. J. Steuart Thomas, IIIBoard of Governors member C.J. Steuart Thomas III
Board member, Blue Ridge Region
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C., Staunton

Lori D. ThompsonBoard of Governors member Lori Thompson
Board member, At-large
LeClairRyan, Roanoke

Thomas M. Winn IIIBoard of Governors member Thomas W. Winn III
Board member, Southwest Region
Woods Rogers PLC, Roanoke

Mary C. ZinsnerBoard of Governors member Mary Zinsner
Board member, At-large
Troutman Sanders LLP, Tysons Corner

Board Representatives

Del. G. Manoli LoupassiBoard of Governors Legislative Representative the Honorable G. Manoli Loupassi
Legislative representative from Richmond

The Honorable Everett A. Martin Jr.Board of Governors Judicial Representative Judge Everett A. Martin Jr.
Judicial representative from Norfolk
Circuit Court Judge 757-664-4580

Professor A. Benjamin SpencerBoard of Governors Law School Representative Prof. A. Benjamin Spencer
Law School representative from Charlottesville
University of Virginia School of Law

Ex-Officio Board Members

Yvonne C. McGhee, JD, CAE
Executive Director

Brenda Dillard
Assistant Executive Director

Representative to the ABA House of DelegatesG. Michael Pace Jr.

G. Michael Pace Jr.
The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law

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