Johnny L. Tillett Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

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Senior vice president Johnny L. Tillett joined the firms’ Raleigh, North Carolina office in 2007. He serves in the State Government Relations group and focuses on energy and utilities, healthcare, environmental interests, transportation and education.

Johnny was the principal of his own lobbying practice in Raleigh before joining McGuireWoods Consulting. Although his practice was only two years old, he quickly became a key player in the state’s legislative circles amassing a strong and diverse client base. He has expertise representing clients at the Legislature and before state agencies, boards and commissions. Prior to opening his lobbying business, Johnny served in key positions within Dare County government and the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

He has been recognized during his government relations career as one of the top lobbyists at the North Carolina General Assembly. He is ranked as the 9th Most Influential Lobbyist of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research in its annual survey of lobbyists, legislators and Capital Press Corp members.

Johnny’s professional development activities include the National Conference of State Legislatures National Conference, American Legislative Exchange Council National Conference, Southern Legislative Conference and the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, and North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Annual State Conference.

From 1996 to 2005, he earned his criminal justice certification.

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