Philip F. Abraham,
Director and General Counsel
Phil Abraham served as a Special Assistant and subsequently as Senior Assistant for Policy for two Virginia Governors. In 1986, he left public service to obtain his law degree and in 1989, he joined the Richmond law firm of Hazel & Thomas, P.C., where he practiced in the administrative law section, specializing in representing clients before Virginia State agencies and the Virginia General Assembly. Abraham left the private practice of law when he became Director and General Counsel for The Vectre Corporation in December 1996.
Abraham has been active in Virginia government since 1979, and has worked with Ben Dendy in a variety of public and private sector capacities for more than 30 years. Their collaborations include jointly working for two Governors and a host of private sector clients.
Abraham was a founding member of the Virginia Code Commission's Administrative Law Advisory Committee and is a past Chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association.
Abraham currently serves on the Executive Board of VIRGINIAforever, a coalition of businesses, environmental organizations and outdoor enthusiasts that advocates for increased government funding for water quality improvement and land conservation across the Commonwealth. Abraham is a former chairman of the Virginia Recycling Markets Development Council, a state commission, first appointed by Governor Jim Gilmore and reappointed by Governor Mark Warner.
Abraham also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Temple Beth El, and as the Chairman of the Temple Beth El Foundation. Abraham graduated from Kenyon College in 1979, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Abraham and his wife, Janet, have two children and live in Henrico County. He enjoys skiing and watching soccer and football. His hobby is photography. An owner of The Vectre Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors since 1995, Abraham is General Counsel and Secretary-Treasurer of the corporation.