SPEAKER

Christopher Lloyd

Sr. VP & Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Richmond, VA

Chris Lloyd leads the McGuireWoods Consulting infrastructure and economic development team where he specializes in site selection and economic development incentives negotiations. Since helping to start McGuireWoods Consulting in 1998, Chris has worked with dozens of site selection and economic development clients on high profile projects, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Site Selectors Guild.  He is also a frequent speaker on the politics of economic development and has been active in shaping economic development policy in his home state of Virginia and in communities across the country.

Chris has also worked closely with clients on numerous public-private partnership projects for transportation and other infrastructure as well as playing a leading role in the development and passage of Virginia's public-private partnership laws. These statutes have since become model legislation for use in other states.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Chris served for nearly five years in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Virginia Governors Allen and Wilder. In this position, he was responsible for legislative, budgetary, and regulatory coordination and development for the fifteen agencies within that Secretariat which oversees the state's economic development programs.

Chris graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1993. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Megan, and children, Ryan and Meredith. You can follow Chris on Twitter - @chrislloyd_mwc to stay on top of the latest political news shaping economic development.