McGuireWoods Consulting Senior Advisor Jim Dyke Named Among 50 Most Influential Virginians

March 5, 2019

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For the seventh year in a row, McGuireWoods Consulting senior advisor, Jim Dyke, has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the “50 Most Influential Virginians.” Dyke has been named as an influential Virginian since the inaugural list in 2013.

From the start, Virginia Business staff looked for those who wield power effectively, and those who have a network of contacts to shape an issue or determine an outcome. In addition, the person’s influence should be apparent in several spheres.

In 2013, Jim Dyke was chosen for all of these reasons.

“Take James W. Dyke Jr., a former Virginia secretary of education, this McGuireWoods law firm partner chaired the governor’s education summit [in 2012],” wrote Paula Squires in a 2013 Virginia Business article. “He’s also a high-profile leader in Northern Virginia’s business community and recently was appointed as Virginia’s first representative on the authority that oversees the Metro system in Northern Virginia. Expansion of that system is influencing development in the entire Washington, D.C., area.”

This year, Dyke was once again recognized by Virginia Business and remains one of the most influential Virginians. He has been appointed to a board or commission by every Virginia governor since Chuck Robb’s administration, which began in 1982.

In recent developments, Dyke became a member of the executive committee for the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and is a committee member of the Virginia Research Investment Fund. In October 2018, Dyke and his wife Ellen received the 2018 Community Leadership Award from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, honoring their commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Northern Virginians. Virginia’s top Democrat, Gov. Northam, and Republican, Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, both gave remarks at the event.

Read the full list of 50 most influential Virginians on the Virginia Business Magazine website.