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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.

2017 VBA Board of Governors. Photo by Marilyn Shaw

Executive Committee

David S. Mercer2017 VBA President David S. Mercer
President
MercerTrigiani, Alexandria
703-837-5007

C.J. Steuart Thomas III2017 VBA President-elect C.J. Steuart Thomas III
President-elect
Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C., Staunton
540-885-1517

Richard E. Garriott Jr.2017 VBA Chair Rich Garriott
Chair of the Board of Governors
Pender & Coward, PC, Virginia Beach
757-490-6252

James Patrick Guy II2016 VBA President James Patrick Guy II
Immediate Past President
LeClairRyan, Richmond
804-968-2984

Jeremy S. Williams2017 YLD Chair Jeremy S. Williams
Chair, Young Lawyers Division
Kutak Rock LLP, Richmond
804-644-1700

Board Members

Joseph H. Carpenter IVLPMD Chair Joseph Carpenter IV
Chair, Law Practice Management Division
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk
757-629-2878

N. Thomas Connally IIIBoard of Governors member N. Thomas Connally III
Board member, Potomac Region
Hogan Lovells US LLP, McLean
703-610-6126

Rudene Mercer HaynesBoard of Governors member Rudene Mercer Haynes
Board member, At-Large
Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond
804-788-8200

Scott W. KowalskiBoard of Governors member Scott W Kowalski
Board member, Southside Region
Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, Lynchburg
434-846-2768

R. Peyton MahaffeyBoard of Governors member R Peyton Mahaffey
Board member, At-large
McCandlish Lillard, P.C., Fairfax
703-934-1168

George Keith MartinBoard of Governors member George Keith Martin
Board member, Capitol Region
McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond
804-775-1057

Jamie Baskerville MartinBoard of Governors member Jamie Baskerville Martin
Board member, At-Large
Williams Mullen, Richmond
804-420-6407

Alison M. McKeeBoard of Governors member Alison M McKee
Board member, At-large
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Virginia Beach
757-417-3627

Richard H. OttingerBoard of Governors member Richard Ottinger
Board member, Tidewater Region
Vandeventer Black LLP, Norfolk
757-446-8600

The Honorable Jeri Kaylene SomersBoard of Governors member Jeri Kaylene Somers
Board member, At-large
U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Washington, D.C.
202-606-8831

Cathleen P. WelshBoard of Governors member Cathy Welsh
Board member, Blue Ridge Region
Lenhart Pettit, Harrisonburg
540-437-3100

Andrew B. Stockment2016 YLD Chair-elect Andrew B. Stockment
Chair-elect, Young Lawyers Division
Lenhart Pettit, Charlottesville
434-220-9386

Thomas M. Winn IIIBoard of Governors member Thomas W. Winn III
Board member, Southwest Region
Woods Rogers PLC, Roanoke
540-983-7702

Board Representatives

Del. G. Manoli LoupassiBoard of Governors Legislative Representative the Honorable G. Manoli Loupassi
Legislative representative from Richmond
804-440-6222

The Honorable Stephen R. McCulloughBoard of Governors Judicial Representative Stephen R. McCullough
Judicial representative
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
804-786-2251

Dean Michael V. HernandezBoard of Governors Law School Representative Dean Michael V. Hernandez
Law School representative from Virginia Beach
Regent University School of Law
757-352-4040

Cynthia E. HudsonBoard of Governors Government Attorney Representative Cynthia E. Hudson
Government Attorney representative
Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
804-786-2435

Ex-Officio Board Members

Michael J. QuinanGeneral Counsel for the VBA Michael J Quinan
General Counsel for the VBA
Christian & Barton, LLP, Richmond
804-697-4149

Yvonne C. McGhee, JD, CAE
Executive Director
804-644-0041

Brenda Dillard
Assistant Executive Director
804-644-0041

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

G. Michael Pace Jr.
The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
540-375-5776

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