Whittington W. Clement—Partner,
Government Relations, Hunton & Williams
RAMCA held it’s March member meeting on Thursday the 15h at the Hilton Rich-mond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump. Whitt Clement of Hunton & Williams, was our guest and he reported on the 2018 General Assembly Session. Whitt is a Partner at the firm and head of the State Government Relations Practice Group representing RAMCA before the Legislative and Executive branches of Virginia’s Government. Whitt and his group assist by speaking before legislative committees and subcom-mittees, monitoring legislation, lobbying state policy makers and weekly through-out the session you received updates written by Robb Bohannon, a valued member of Whitt’s team.
Whitt received both his Bachelor’s and Law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates who served as Chair of the Transportation Committee as well as the Commerce and Trade Committee. His experience as a member of the House Appropriations Committee is a true asset as much transportation funding finds its way through appropriations. Last, but certainly not least, Whitt served as Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation from 2002-2005. Between Whitt and his entire team, RAMCA’s interests are in good, experienced hands!
In an effort, based on member feedback, to provide more time and a more condusive format for networking, we tried an entirely different format for this meeting. Instead of sitting down for a formal dinner, food was available throughout with open sitting options to encourage more mingling. The front of the room was set up theater style for members to sit during the 30 minute speaker session. Then it was back to networking and enjoying dessert and beverages. Based on the number of guests that stayed until after 9:00 p.m. I’d say this was a format that worked!