J. Lynwood Butner of Butner Consulting, a government relations firm based in Richmond has joined HCCA as our lobbyist in Richmond. Mr. Butner retired from Virginia government after thirty-six years of service. This included thirty years with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) during which time he was State Traffic Engineer and responsible for traffic operations within the Commonwealth as well as being VDOT's legislative liaison during General Assembly sessions for 30 years. Also during his tenure in Virginia government, Butner served as Deputy Commissioner for the DMV at which time he continued his relationship with the General Assembly as DMV's Legislative Liaison.
After completing his service with State Government, Butner began work in the private sector as Vice President of Easter Associates, a government relations and association management firm. In this capacity, he was Executive Director for various statewide businesses such as Old Dominion Highway Contractors as well as Legislative Liaison for the Virginia Roads and Transportation Builders Association, Virginia Aggregate, and Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Traffic Engineering Certification from Northwestern University.