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Firm expands local capabilities with Charlotte presence
RALEIGH– McGuireWoods Consulting today announced former state RepresentativeTricia Cotham has joined the state government relations practice as a vicepresident in the firm’s Charlotte office. Ms. Cotham spent the past 10years serving constituents in House District 100, where she was a rankingmember of the House Education and Healthcare committees, and will assistclients with legislative and regulatory issues at both the state and locallevel.
“We are excited to have former State Representative Tricia Cotham join ourgrowing North Carolina team,” saidBo Heath, senior vice president and director of North Carolina state governmentrelations. “Her knowledge of Charlotte and the surrounding region alongwith her legislative and regulatory experience in the public sector willallow us to expand services to our clients in one of the fastest growingmetropolitan regions of the country.”
During her tenure as a 10-year North Carolina legislator, she became wellversed in education, healthcare, finance, regulatory reform, commerce,banking and judiciary matters. Ms. Cotham possesses experience working withleaders of trade associations, Fortune 500 companies and legislators inboth parties.
“I look forward to integrating myself into the McGuireWoods team andhitting the ground running,” said Ms. Cotham. “With a tremendous staffalready in place, I hope to contribute and enhance our efforts to ensuresuccess for our initiatives and clients in the Charlotte region.”
Prior to her service to the citizens of House District 100, Ms. Cothamserved as an assistant principal of one of the state’s largest highschools. She was named Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Teacher of the Year in2002 and represented the state as a governor’s appointee on the SouthernRegion Education Board (2009-2012).
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service publicaffairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications &grassroots, and infrastructure and economic development services.McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP, a leading internationallaw firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 cities. In 2015, it was rankedin the Top 15 of The National Law Journal’s “The Influence 50,” an annualreport of the top public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. McGuireWoodsConsulting has offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, McLean,Virginia, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, SouthCarolina, Springfield, Illinois, Austin, Texas and Bucharest, Romania. Formore information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website atwww.mcguirewoodsconsulting.com.