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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.

2014 Board of Governors

Executive Committee

John L. Walker III2014 President John L. Walker III
President
Williams Mullen, Richmond
804-420-6463

Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III2014 President-elect Harry M.
President-elect
Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond
804-788-8784

James P. Guy II2013 Chair James P. Guy II
Chairman of the Board
LeClairRyan, Richmond
804-968-2984

Thomas R. Bagby2014 Immediate Past President Thomas R. Bagby
Immediate Past President
Woods Rogers PLC, Roanoke
540-983-7766

Elaina L. Blanks-Green2013 YLD Chair Elaina Blanks-Green
Chair, Young Lawyers Division
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk
757-629-2382

Board Members

Nupur S. Bal2014 YLD Chair-elect Nupur Bal
Chair-elect, Young Lawyers Division
Batzli Stiles Butler PC, Richmond
804-545-9800, ext. 322

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

Cyril F. CoombsBoard of Governors member Cyril Coombs
Board member, At-large
Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond
804-819-2253

S. Miles DumvilleBoard of Governors member Miles Dumville
Board member, Capitol Region
Reed Smith LLP, Richmond
804-344-3430

Mark L. EspositoBoard of Governors member Mark L. Esposito
Board member, Southwest Region
PennStuart, Bristol
423-793-4800

William A. GalankoBoard of Governors member Bill Galanko
Board member, Tidewater Region
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk
757-629-2374

M. Melissa GlassmanBoard of Governors member M. Melissa Glassman
Board member, Potomac Region
McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons Corner
703-712-5351

Michael HuYoungBoard of Governors member Michael HuYoung
Board member, At-large
Barnes & Diehl, P.C., Richmond
804-414-1602

David S. MercerBoard of Governors member David Mercer
Board member, At-large
MercerTrigiani, Alexandria
703-837-5007

Donald C. SchultzBoard of Governors member Don Schultz
Board member, At-large
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC, Norfolk
757-623-3000

Eric J. Sorenson Jr.Board of Governors member Eric Sorenson
Board member, Southside Region
Edmunds & Williams, P.C., Lynchburg
434-455-9105

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
540-885-1517

Lori D. ThompsonBoard of Governors member Lori Thompson
Board member, At-large
LeClairRyan, Roanoke
540-510-3011

Mary C. ZinsnerBoard of Governors member Mary Zinsner
Board member, At-large
Troutman Sanders LLP, Tysons Corner
703-734-4363

Board Representatives

The Hon. Louis R. LernerBoard of Governors Judicial Representative Judge Louis Lerner
Judicial representative from Hampton
757-727-6236

Dean Wendy Collins PerdueBoard of Governors Law School Representative Dean Wendy Perdue
Law School representative from Richmond
University of Richmond School of Law
804-289-8740

Sen. John S. EdwardsBoard of Governors Legislative Representative Sen. John Edwards
Legislative representative from Roanoke
Attorney at Law 540-985-8690

Ex-Officio Board Members

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

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