Michael J. Schewel
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Michael J. Schewel

Richmond

Michael Schewel of Richmond was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe for a term beginning July 1, 2014.

He has been affiliated with McGuireWoods since 1979, specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and the development and financing of energy projects.

Schewel served as Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade from 2002-2006, where he was responsible for 16 state agencies focusing on economic development.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He has regularly been named one of the top corporate lawyers in America.