The Government Relations Committee (GRC) of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is charged with representing and serving as the advocacy voice of Alexandria business before government officials at the local, state and federal level.
In addition to advocacy the Chamber GRC also hosts a number of events throughout the year designed to educate and inform the Chamber membership and community at large. Those events include: Legislative Breakfast(s), Candidate Debates, Legislative Agenda Roll Out, Business Competitiveness Summit and the US Chamber Small Business Summit.
This committee is appointed each year by the Chamber Board of Directors. Applications become available in October for appointment by the Chamber Board in December for a one year term beginning in January of each year. For more information on the Government Relations Committee please contact Maria Ciarrocchi firstname.lastname@example.org
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2017 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee
Chair - Laurie MacNamara, Booz Allen Hamilton
Vice Chair - Nancy J. Appleby, Appleby Law PPLC
Carter Batey, Sugar Shack Donuts
Christopher Campagna, Braddock Commercial Real Estate Services
Andy Duncan, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Joe Haggerty, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
Dak Hardwick, Aerospace Industries Association
Marc Henderson, Northern Virginia Community College
Tom Hicks, DiMuro Ginsberg PC
Gin Kinneman, Kinneman Insurance
H. (Skip) Maginniss, Maginniss + del Ninno Architects
Jody Manor, Bittersweer Catering & Café
David Martin, Gold Works, Inc. by David Martin Design
Dave Millard, Avison Young
Thomas Osborne, Spurgeon Lewis Antiques
Andrew Palmieri, Saul Ewing LLP
Michael Porterfield, Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services
Doug Povich, DMV Food Truck Association
Cathy Puskar, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, PC
Robert Shea, Grant Thornton, LLP
Fernando Torrez, NanoTech Computer Consulting, LLC
Ed Velarde, EagleBank
Josh Veverka, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Maria Ciarrocchi, Chamber Staff, Vice President Public Policy & Programs