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Johnson named to VBA leadership slate

The new proposed slate of officers for the Virginia Bar Association includes Richmond’s Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III.

Johnson has been nominated for chair of the VBA executive committee, a post that puts him in the leadership pipeline to the VBA presidency.

Johnson, a partner at Hunton & Williams, is a trial lawyer focusing on environmental litigation.

Johnson was among the 2012 class of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Leaders in the Law.

The VBA’s current leadership has accepted a proposed slate of officers and board members put forward by the governance committee for 2013:

  • Thomas R. Bagby, president
  • John L. Walker III, president-elect
  • Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III, chair
  • Hugh M. Fain III, immediate past president

Members on the slate to join the Board of Governors are:

  • Elaina L. Blanks, YLD chair-elect
  • S. Miles Dumville, Capitol Region
  • Sen. John S. Edwards, legislative representative
  • Judge Louis R. Lerner, judicial representative
  • David S. Mercer, At-Large (Potomac Region)
  • Dean Wendy Collins Perdue, law school representative
  • Eric J. Sorenson Jr., Southside Region
  • Lori D. Thompson, At-Large (Southwest Region)

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