James W. Dyke, Jr.
Chair, Northern Virginia Roundtable
Partner, McGuire Woods LLP
Mr. Dyke’s broad practice covers corporate, legislative, education, voting rights, governmental relations and municipal law. He formerly served as the group leader for the Tyson’s business group, co-chair of the education law team, and team leader for the Year 2000 Solutions Group. He also previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education under former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale.
He is an active leader in the Northern Virginia business community having served as chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Northern Virginia Business Roundtable; chairman of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation; and chairman of the Emerging Business Forum, an organization focused on enhancing minority entrepreneurs’ access to capital.
He has served or is serving on various commissions and committees including the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (“SCHEV”) and the Commission to Restructure Virginia's Tax Structure. He is a frequent speaker on educational, political and legal issues, including on Workforce Training at the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology.