Governor’s Policy Advisor Joins McGuireWoods Consulting

July 5, 2011

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Reynold will lend his broad expertise in campaign organization and management to the firm’s Grassroots and Issue Management practice. In addition, his experience serving in Governor McDonnell’s policy office will supplement the already strong government affairs practice of McGuireWoods Consulting.
“Mike’s political campaign experience working with the McDonnell, McCain and Kilgore campaigns will provide added depth for our clients on issue advocacy campaigns,” said Stephen A. Horton, director of McGuireWoods Consulting’s Grassroots and Issue Management team. “As with others on the grassroots team, his skills and abilities are exportable around the country to help service clients on grassroots and strategic issue management programs in other states.”
As McDonnell’s Deputy Director of Policy, Reynold oversaw policy areas related to the secretaries of Finance, Transportation, Health & Human Resources, Technology, and Administration. He also served the Governor and the Commonwealth as Director of the Virginia Government Reform Commission.
Reynold was also deputy campaign manager for Bob McDonnell’s successful Governor’s race in 2009, having previously worked to help establish the campaign while McDonnell was still Attorney General in 2007. In 2008, he worked as Virginia State Director for the John McCain presidential campaign.
“Mike Reynold’s strategic insights and skill at executing political programs will be an exceedingly valuable asset for our clients,” noted Frank B. Atkinson, chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting. “Through his exemplary service in both the public and private sectors, Mike has earned a well-deserved reputation for top-notch work, attention to detail, candor and courtesy. We are proud to have him on our team.”
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering 50-state lobbying and government relations, strategic communications, grassroots & issue management, infrastructure and economic development, and international public affairs services.  McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP, an international law firm with 19 offices worldwide. For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at