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”Venable LLP|
|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
|Mr. Paul Lawrence “Paul”Director of Operations
Family Insight P.C.
|Mr. Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr. “Wyatt”
|Mr. Michael Ligon “Mike”Universal Corporation
Vice President – Corporate Affairs
|Mr. Douglas R. Fahl “Doug”
Executive Vice President
|Mr. Thomas W. Minnick “Tom”
National Consulting Group, Inc.
President & CEO
|Mr. Jim Fraser “Jim”
Thales USA, Inc.
Vice President, Government Relations
|Ms. Anna-Maria Schneider “Ann”
Volkswagen Group of America
|The Honorable John H. Hager “John”
American Tobacco Company (Ret.)
|Mrs. Brenda L. Skidmore “Brenda”
Sr. Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
|The Honorable Laura Fornash “Laura”Senior VP
McGuire Woods Consulting
|Mr. Gary R. Thomson “Gary”
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Regional Managing Partner
|Ms. Lucia Anna Trigiani “Pia”
|Mr. James J. Wheaton “Jim”
Liberty Tax Service
|Mr. John Sherman
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
President and CEO (ret.)
|Mr. Phil Panzarella
5th Grade Simple
|Mr. Bruce Jennings
Managing General Partner
Fairfax City Self StorageMr. Steven Jumper “Steven”
Director Corporate Public Policy Washington Gas
|Mr. Bryan Stephens President and CEO
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Shep Miller “Shep”
Trident Utilities C0ntracting
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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