Business Climate Executive Committee

The Business Climate Executive Committee provides thought leadership and advises policy research on initiatives that support the long-term economic development and growth of Virginia’s business community. Representing a strategic coalition of corporate member companies, the Executive Committee is working collaboratively to preserve Virginia’s reputation as the #1 state for business.


To further enhance Virginia’s outstanding business climate by encouraging economic development, expanding international trade opportunities, strengthening small businesses and entrepreneurs, and promoting policies which enable businesses to thrive and drive economic growth.


To cultivate Virginia’s reputation as a top state for business and to make Virginia the preferred location for businesses around the world.

Executive Committee Areas of Focus:

The Executive Committee is working to implement the policies and initiatives outlined in the Business Climate chapter of the Virginia Chamber’s strategic plan, Blueprint Virginia 2030. The areas of focus identified within the document detail specific policy recommendations aimed at strengthening and further developing Virginia’s business community. Those areas of focus, broadly stated, include: 

  • Strengthen prosperity for all Virginians and every region
  • Support our small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Improve our legal and regulatory climate
  • Target comprehensive tax reform
  • Encourage economic development efforts
  • Expand international trade opportunities
  • Build on Virginia’s reputation as a welcoming place



Todd Haymore,
Managing Director, Global Economic Development,
Commerce and Government Relations Group,

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Chris Lloyd,
Senior Vice President & Director,
McGuireWoods Consulting

Business Climate Executive Committee Members

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For information on how to participate and engage with the Executive Committee, please contact Eleana Legree, Vice President of Investor Relations and Membership Engagement, at