About Virginia Free

About Virginia Free


Virginia FREE provides the best objective, non-partisan political information ever available to business. This information fosters a well-informed business community that will take the lead in electing legislators who advance free enterprise and responsible, pro-business government.


Virginia FREE benefits from an outstanding leadership team. The Board of Directors includes a distinguished list of top executives from Virginia’s leading corporations. Our president, Chris Saxman, has led the daily operations of the organization since 2014.

Mr. John B. Adams Jr. Jay”
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Inc.
President and CEO
Mr. Lawrence Roberts “Larry”
Mr. David D. Addison “David”
Sandy Spring Bank
Sr. Vice President & Sr. Relations Manager
Mrs. Dorcas Helfant-Browning “Dorcas”
Coldwell Banker Professional Realtors
CEO, Managing Partner, Principal Broker
Mr. Martin Kent “Martin”
President & COO United Company
Mr. Paul Lawrence “Paul”
Director of Operations
Family Insight P.C.
Mr. Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr. “Wyatt”
Durrette, Arkema & Gill PC
Mr. Michael Ligon “Mike”
Universal Corporation
Vice President – Corporate Affairs
Mr. Danny Vargas
VARCom Solutions
Mr. Thomas W. Minnick “Tom”
National Consulting Group, Inc.
President & CEO
Mr. Jim Fraser “Jim”
262 Consulting
Ms. Anna-Maria Schneider “Anna”
Volkswagen Group of America
Vice President
The Honorable John H. Hager
American Tobacco Company (Ret.)
Mrs. Brenda L. Skidmore
SunTrust Bank
Sr. Vice President
Government and Regulatory Affairs
The Honorable Laura Fornash “Laura”
Senior Vice President
McGuire Woods Consulting
Mr. Gary R. Thomson
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Regional Managing Partner
Ms. Lucia Anna Trigiani
MercerTrigiani, LLP
David Hallock

Two Capitols Consulting


The Honorable Todd Haymore
Managing Director, Global Economic Development, Commerce & Government RelationsHunton Andrews Kurth
Mr. Phil Panzarella
5th Grade Simple
Mr. Bruce Jennings
Managing General Partner
Fairfax City Self Storage
Mr. Bryan Stephens
President and CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Bert Dodson Jr
Dodson Brothers Pest Control
Mr. Steven Jumper
Director of Corporate Public Policy
Washington Gas
Craig Parisot
Advanced Technology Applications
Mr. Shep Miller
Trident Utilities Contracting


Virginia FREE Members are corporations, trade associations and individuals doing business in Virginia. We work for ALL businesses in Virginia, large and small, to ensure that the General Assembly is receptive and responsive to the interests of free enterprise.


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Founded in 1988, Virginia FREE is a highly effective, respected and powerful business coalition representing a broad, diverse range of business interests. Read more about the history of Virginia FREE.

Free Enterprise Foundation

Virginia Free Enterprise Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) supporting organization to Virginia FREE. VFEF provides innovative educational programs, non-partisan political research and objective analysis to foster informed civic involvement, promote free enterprise and strengthen Virginia’s prosperous business environment.