Jim Dyke, Director

Jim Dyke is Senior Advisor, Virginia State Government Relations, for McGuireWoods Consulting. His broad practice covers corporate, legislative, education, governmental relations, and municipal law. He previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education under former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, and as domestic policy advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale. A former Virginia Secretary of Education, Jim has established a significant regional presence in the business, education and government arenas. Jim was included in Washingtonian magazine's list of "150 Most Powerful People" in the Washington region, the “Power 100” by the Washington Business Journal, and Virginia Business Magazine’s “50 Most Influential Virginians.” Jim has served as chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Business Roundtable, and the Emerging Business Forum, an organization focused on enhancing minority and women entrepreneurs in business. He has served on various commissions and committees, including the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the Governor’s Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation (VA), the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and the WMATA (Metro) Board.

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