Michael L. Edwards
Michael L. Edwards has more than 25 years of state and local government relations experience in Virginia. Mr. Edwards has extensive experience in state budget and finance issues as well as in transportation, public safety and local government matters.
Prior to joining Kemper Consulting in 2011, Mr. Edwards was Deputy Director of one of the largest associations in Virginia, the Virginia Association of Counties. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Virginia and as the Deputy Executive Director of the Virginia Municipal League. Mr. Edwards also served as the Legislative Liaison for Arlington County.
Mr. Edwards is a former member of the Baliles and Wilder administrations where he served in the cabinet as a transportation policy assistant. Before joining the cabinet, he was the legislative aide to former State Senator Madison E. Marye.
Mr. Edwards served on the gubernatorial transition teams for Governor Mark R. Warner, Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Governor Terence R. “Terry” McAuliffe. He previously was an adjunct professor of public policy at the College of William and Mary and is a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute.
Mr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from James Madison University.