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2019 VEDA Legislative Reception

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Richmond, Virginia
McGuireWoods, LLP
Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States
Contact: Connie Long

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Due to inclement weather the reception has been rescheduled for Monday, January 28. 2019

Join VEDA members in honoring the Commonwealth's Legislative and Executive branches.
Don't miss the opportunity to network with Virginia's Lawmakers!

Monday, January 14, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM

McGuireWoods, LLP
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Guest Parking:
Guests should be advised to park at the James Center Parking deck. The GPS address is 1000 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA 23219. 

A small block of rooms has been reserved for overnight guests on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. All reservations need to be received by December 18, 2018 to guarantee the group rate of $169. Attendees may make their reservation by dialing 1-800-THE-OMNI or by visiting the group’s customized website:

COST TO ATTEND Last day to register online: Thursday, January 10, 2019. No cancellations or refunds after Thursday, January 10,  2019.
VEDA Members - $50
Cornerstone Members - No Cost
Non-Members - $100

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 Appalachian Power serves about 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Its headquarters is in Charleston, W. Va., with regulatory and external affairs offices in Charleston, W. Va., Richmond, Va. and in Roanoke, Va. Appalachian Power has been helping people, businesses and industries across our service territory grow and prosper for nearly 90 years. We work strategically with many organizations, communities and allies to provide smart and effective business opportunities to both prospective and existing businesses, industries and government entities. At Appalachian Power, we tailor our economic development location advisory services to suit your needs in locating or expanding your facilities. Appalachian Power is part of the American Electric Power system, one of largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP's headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio.

Contact: John J. Smolak Email: Website:



 Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Dominion Energy [NYSE: D] is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,000 megawatts of electric generation; 14,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline; 51,800 miles of natural gas distribution pipeline; 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines; and 57,900 miles of electric distribution lines. We operate one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of capacity, and serve more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core businesses, Dominion Energy and our 16,200 employees invest in the communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

Contact: Kent Hill Email: Website:


Tracing its origins to 1919, Kaufman & Canoles has developed its business law practice over the years to become the largest law firm headquartered in southeastern Virginia. With offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, Hampton, Williamsburg, Richmond and Tysons Corner, the firm serves international, national and regional clients needing assistance in a broad range of legal specialties including Infrastructure & Transportation. Members of the Infrastructure & Transportation Team are experienced in the development, financing and management of projects relating to transportation, infrastructure and related areas.  Team members structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to meet our client’s specific needs.  Our participation often includes more than traditional legal counsel based on our experience; we can provide strategic advice, assist in assembling the project team, and structure the corporate vehicle for the work.

Contact: Ann Crenshaw Email: Website:


 McGuireWoods Consulting is a national leader in government affairs solutions operating comprehensive multistate, integrated legislation tracking and lobbying programs.  We have a depth of experience building cost-effective teams around regulatory and legislative issues with a regional or national scope, managing tailored initiatives to outcomes, and seamlessly winding down the effort when the job is done.

Led by former South Carolina Governor James Hodges, our National Multistate Strategies team offers clients the talents of government affairs professionals in seven large capital cities regionally located across the country and in Washington, D.C. Companies of all types and across industries benefit from our team’s multistate approach in addressing legislative and regulatory issues. Our team is strategically positioned to assist businesses that operate multistate locations, conduct business in states beyond their physical presence, or sell products or services nationwide. We serve businesses across industry sectors, including education, healthcare and Medicaid, technology, transportation, retail, banking, gaming, and life and long-term care insurance.

Contact: Chris Lloyd Email: Website:



Headquartered in Richmond, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is a generation-and transmission cooperative providing power to 12 electric distribution cooperatives, 10 in Virginia and one each in Maryland and Delaware. Old Dominion’s member systems are demographically diverse and range from the sparkling blue Atlantic to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and from the bustling suburbs of Washington, D.C. to the rolling, fertile farmland of Southside Virginia. One in ten Virginians receives energy from electric cooperatives, and co-ops serve about a third of the landmass in the three states, including much of the land with the best development potential in the area.

Contact: David Hudgins Email: Website:



Troutman Sanders Strategies is a full-service government relations and issue management firm. We advocate our clients' public policy issues through a broad array of contacts at the federal, state and local levels in order to build better partnerships among governments and business. Our core goal is to solve problems and produce tangible results for clients. TSS has offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC, Washington DC and Sacramento, CA.

Contact: Clark H. Lewis Email: Website:


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