The Vectre Corporation was established in 1989 as a subsidiary of the Virginia law firm of Hazel & Thomas, P.C., with offices in Northern Virginia and Richmond, to provide necessary, highly-specialized non-legal services in the area of government relations. Hazel & Thomas merged with ReedSmith LLP in 1999.
The firm has grown to the point that today it is widely acknowledged for its expertise and communication abilities by federal, state and local government officials as one of its leading government relations resources.
In 1992, The Vectre Corporation expanded its range of services when it became the Virginia member of The Advocacy Group (TAG), an international network of law and government relations firms providing advocacy services at State Capitols throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. In 1995, The Vectre Corporation became an independent firm, owned by members of its Board of Directors.
Today, The Vectre Corporation is headquartered at 707 East Main Street, an easy walk from the Virginia’s Capitol Square. The firm includes five full-time professional government affairs advocates with more than eight decades of cumulative experience. The Vectre Corporation expanded by opening an office in Northern Virginia.
The Vectre Corporation’s Board of Directors
H. Benson Dendy III, Philip F. Abraham, Richard K. Grossman, David Skiles, and Christopher J. Whyte serve on The Vectre Corporation’s Board of Directors, along with William G. Thomas.
Bill Thomas’ law practice focuses on administrative practice before all state agencies, legislative practice before the Virginia General Assembly, land use and administrative practice in Northern Virginia jurisdictions and their agencies, and a corporate governance practice.
He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and has written extensively in the condominium field and lectured on the changing electric utility business.
Thomas has been appointed by Virginia Governors to serve on the boards of directors of The Center for Innovative Technology, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority.
Vectre is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.