Virginia Governor-Elect Selects TSS Manager to Serve on New Veterans and Defense Affairs Policy Council

Virginia Governor-Elect Selects TSS Manager to Serve on New Veterans and Defense Affairs Policy Council

RICHMOND – Dec. 6, 2017 – Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam has invited Jennifer Walle, State Manager for State Government Affairs at Troutman Sanders Strategies, to serve on a newly-formed Policy Council on Veterans and Defense Affairs. The workgroup will focus on issues related to veterans and defense affairs and comprise stakeholders from across the Commonwealth who will provide thoughtful insights, perspectives and recommendations.

“I am honored to have been selected for the new Policy Council on Veterans and Defense Affairs,” said Walle, who is based out of the firm’s Richmond Office. “Coming from a mult-generational military family, these issues are particularly important to me. I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide a report for the Governor-Elect and his incoming Cabinet that provides actionable insights on significant veterans and defense challenges.”

Walle has more than a decade of government relations experience and expertise. Her lobbying experience at the state level focuses on economic development, energy matters, healthcare, transportation and locality advocacy. She has represented commercial developers, localities, non-profits and both IT and health care companies before the Virginia General Assembly and Executive Branch offices.

“Jennifer Walle is an exceptional colleague and a great fit to serve on the newly-formed Policy Council on Veterans and Defense Affairs,” said Clark Lewis, principal of Troutman Sanders Strategies and partner at Troutman Sanders. “She will lend an effective voice for our military veterans in and beyond the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Walle earned her B.A. in Political Science and Government from Christopher Newport University and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. She has continuing education credits in Governmental Accounting and received her personal training certification. She currently also serves as a board member of the Richmond Police Department Police Athletic League and is a member of the Midlothian Rotary Club.

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