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Chris Petersen Appointed to Va. Tech Board of Visitors


Atlanta/Washington D.C. (July 2016) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP partner Chris Petersen to the Board of Visitors for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Gov. McAuliffe appointed Petersen to the Virginia Tech post in June.

“Virginia’s economic future runs through our colleges and universities, and the leaders I appointed to boards of visitors this year understand the imperative to strengthen our academic institutions and make them more accessible to students from all walks of life,” Gov. McAuliffe said in a statement. “I speak personally with every person I appoint to serve our college and university system, and I ask each one to use his or her knowledge and experience to foster innovation at their institutions, to keep the burden of tuition as low as possible and to emphasize access and completion for every student. Virginia has one of the best higher education systems on the globe and I am confident that these leaders will keep their schools moving forward as we work together to build a new Virginia economy.”

Petersen, who is based in MMM’s Washington, D.C. office, is a partner in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. He also chairs the firm’s Privacy group. He concentrates in legal and compliance services relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy, state small-group and individual insurance reform regulation and the interaction between state and federal law.

His other community work includes serving on the board of the Professional Insurance Marketing Association. He was previously vice president of the State Affairs/Legal Department of the Health Insurance Association of America. He also served on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Industry Working Group on Access that assisted the group in drafting its Small Employer Market Reform Model Act.

Click here for the official announcement from Gov. McAuliffe’s office.

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