Virginia Forum on Infrastructure and Its Impact on Economic Development
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Omni Richmond Hotel

Virginia Forum on Infrastructure and Its Impact on Economic Development

September 26, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Omni Richmond Hotel


The Virginia Chamber Foundation is pleased to present the 2023 Virginia Forum on Infrastructure and Its Impact on Economic Development.

Business leaders and industry experts from across the commonwealth will discuss the importance of high-quality infrastructure in transportation, energy, broadband, housing and economic development.

Event Agenda

speaker biographies


The Honorable Sheppard “Shep” Miller
Virginia Secretary of Transportation



John Hewa
President & CEO
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative 


Panel Discussion – “Blueprint for Success: Integrating Infrastructure and Economic Development”

A diverse panel of practitioners and experts in infrastructure-reliant industries including energy, broadband, housing, and economic development will discuss the importance of infrastructure to their regular operations, which businesses rely on for success; how they navigate challenges such as inflation and supply chain shortages, and the opportunities and challenges to infrastructure development presented by technological transformation.

Moderated by: Brooks Smith¸ Managing Partner, Troutman Pepper – Richmond 


  • Katharine Bond, Vice President – Public Policy & State Affairs, Dominion Energy
  • Susan Dewey, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Housing
  • Robert Duvall, President, Virginia Natural Gas
  • Chris Kyle, Vice President Industry Affairs and Regulatory, Shentel
  • Doug Smith, President & CEO, Hampton Roads Alliance


Pinnacle Sponsor

DominionASL (1)

Presenting Law Firm

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Gold Sponsors:

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Columbia Gas of Virginia


HR Alliance

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