Advocacy by the Society on matters of interest to Virginia radiologists requires time, talent and commitment, but most importantly, good relationships with those who can affect our specialty.
The Society’s lobbyist and Legislative Committee keeps a close eye on the General Assembly and regulatory boards to offer commentary and advice for state legislators and members of the state regulatory boards.
By joining together, we will be better equipped to build an organization that defends, protects and promotes the practice of radiology in Virginia.
James Pickral, Partner, Commonwealth Strategy Group, has more than a decade of experience in government affairs- with a focus on legislative and regulatory health care issues. Mr. Pickral has worked with clients in the economic development, renewable and alternative energy, and pharmaceutical industries. James previously served as Manager of State Government Affairs for Troutman Sanders Sanders Strategies and the Director of Policy for the Virginia Pharmacists Association. James spent three legislative sessions as Legislative Assistant to Delegate John O’Bannon.
James is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as an infantryman during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. After his military service, James received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an active member of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church and serves on the school board for Saint Benedict Catholic School. James and his wife have three daughters and live in Richmond, Virginia.