Former Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance Executive Vice President Jeffrey C. Southard Joins Gentry Locke
ROANOKE, Va. (January 2, 2023) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to welcome Jeffrey C. Southard to the firm’s statewide Construction Industry Contracting and Litigation group. Southard is a licensed Virginia attorney, who will also work with clients through Gentry Locke Consulting. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance.
“This is exciting news. Jeff is an excellent addition to Gentry Locke and to its growing construction contracting and litigation team across the Commonwealth. Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience in the transportation and construction industries. He has led management teams and collaborated with business stakeholders to build consensus, all while taking an innovative approach to developing business,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston. “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the firm and know that our clients and attorneys will benefit from his experience in contractual, legal, policy, regulatory and legislative matters important to businesses in the construction industry.”
Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Southard spent 15 years with the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance where he managed all of the alliance’s business, advocacy, and government regulatory affairs programs. This included developing and implementing a new strategic plan for the alliance as well as a new legislative plan that resulted in billions of dollars in new transportation funding in Virginia. Southard also spent five years with the Virginia Department of Transportation where he gained valuable insight into the intersection of transportation, construction and environmental affairs and was instrumental in developing new programs on environmental compliance, construction claims, and employee safety performance.
Southard is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of Virginia.
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