Gary Thomson elected chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

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The Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected Gary Thomson as the organization’s next chairman. Thomson is the Virginia regional managing partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), the 15th largest certified public accounting firm in the U.S.

Thomson will serve as chairman of the more than 15,000 member Virginia Chamber of Commerce for one year. In his new role, he’ll advocate for the chamber’s economic development strategy, Blueprint Virginia. 

"The chamber’s economic development strategy, Blueprint Virginia, is a unique collaboration of more than 300 organizations and 7,000 participants who have developed a business plan and roadmap for economic competitiveness, " Thomson said in a statement. 

The plan's goals include creating a more robust workforce, strengthening and expanding Virginia’s economy, ensuring the state remains a leader in technology and continuing the development of a safe and efficient transportation system.

At DHG, Thomson leads more than 40 partners and more than 250 employees.  He’s the past chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Virginia Business-Education Partnership Program, former vice chairman of the Commonwealth’s School to Work Advisory Committee and former member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education

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