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McGuireWoods Consulting has added Lisette Carbajal, a former state government affairs lobbyist for financial services company Capital One and leading advisor on health care issues in Virginia’s government, as a vice president in the firm’s government relations team in Richmond.
Carbajal joins from Capital One, an American financial services company in Virginia. At Capital One, Carbajal led public policy priorities in seven major operational market states. She helped analyze and lobby on legislation related to financial institutions, data privacy, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and fair access.
Additionally, she served as chief of staff to the accountable executive for Capital One’s Hispanic Business Group.
Before joining Capital One, Carbajal worked as Virginia Health Care Association’s director of government affairs, where she advocated for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. She advocated for a critical emergency fund allocation during the COVID pandemic that resulted in a relief package of over $100 million.
Carbajal began her career in public service, were she worked as a policy advisor and community integration coordinator at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Her career service began when she was appointed as a policy advisor by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and as Virginia’s Latino liaison.
“Lisette’s in-depth experience in Virginia government and in dealing with regulators throughout the country gives her keen insight into how policy is shaped,” said former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, president of McGuireWoods Consulting.
“Lisette has been a leader in crafting financial services and healthcare policy in Virginia. Her thorough understanding of the challenges of creating policy and its impact on businesses put her as a valuable asset for our clients,” said Theodore Adams, senior vice president and director of the firm’s Virginia government relations team.
McGuireWoods Consulting Chairman Mark Bowles: “MWC is proud to add another leading light in government. Lisette has been a key player in government policy proposals. We are thrilled to have her join our Richmond team.”
Carbajal serves as a board member for the Scholars Latino Initiative, Board of Visitors to Mount Vernon, Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Richmond Chapter Board of Directors, and Virginia Health Catalyst Board of Directors. She is serves on advisory committees for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and Hilarity for Charity.
Carbajal received her master’s in public administration from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.