Board of Directors

Roger Grooms

Board Member

Roger Grooms has been active in Republican Politics for over 40 years. He was a Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates and a political appointee of Governor John Dalton and played a key role in well over a dozen campaigns. During the 1970s, he was an Intern for The Free Congress Foundation and its founder, Paul Weyrich.

John J.P. Woodley

Board Member

John Paul Woodley, Jr. is a principal in the Environmental and Energy Practice Group at Advantus Strategies in Richmond, Virginia.

Hon. James S. Gilmore III

Board Member

Governor of Virginia James S. Gilmore, III is the former President and CEO of American Opportunity (formerly the Free Congress Foundation) and no longer serves as an officer of the board. He is now the Ambassador to The United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Mr. William H. Hurd

Board Member

​William H. Hurd is a partner in the Richmond office of Troutman Sanders and leads the firm’s Appellate Team.

Hon. William G. Batchelder, III

Board Member

Representative Bill Batchelder served for 30 years as a Member of the Ohio House of Representatives, including service as Speaker pro tempore.

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