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Greg H. Wingfield

Managing Director

Gregory H. Wingfield has committed his career to recruiting, retaining businesses and developing opportunities for the vitality of regions in Virginia. Greg brings over 40 years of experience in economic development services and non-profit management, including more than 20 years as CEO of Greater Richmond Partnership. Over the last three years, he was a Senior Fellow in the Wilder School at VCU.  Most recently, Greg has provided consulting services to local, regional and economic development groups. Since Wingfield began his career in 1976, he has assisted nearly 750 companies that have invested more than $12 billion in new capital investment in the Commonwealth. Greg leverages his deep experience to guide non-profit organizations in need of fundraising and development coaching, marketing planning, strategic planning, staffing or recruiting guidance and fractional leadership.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School, Senior Fellow (2015 – 2018)

  • Several major projects including setting up a regional Export Services program for the Metro Richmond Area funded by JPMorgan Chase, the Commonwealth and the University.

G H Wingfield Consulting, LLC

  • Regional economic development focused consulting firm, providing guidance to regional economic development groups

Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (1994 – 2015) President and CEO

  • Assisted numerous high profile companies including, K-Line, Brinks, Philip Morris USA (headquarters and research/development), MeadWestvaco and Altria Group Inc.
  • More than 450 businesses recruited since 1994 have committed more than $10.6 billion in new investment.  The region has also added more than 46,000 announced new jobs over this same period of time.

Recognition

  • Nominated by the Wilder School at VCU as their Alumnus of the year and was one of 19 to be honored by the university
  • Wingfield was presented the Jeff Finkle award from IEDC for longevity in economic development and providing sustained leadership in 2015.
  • Organizations that Greg Wingfield has led since 1987 have been named one of the “Best Economic Development Groups in the United States” seven times by Site Selection Magazine.
  • Greater Richmond Partnership has been cited by the magazine three times for pulling off the nation’s biggest “top dollar projects.”
  • Outstanding Alumni Award of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University,
  • Virginia Economic Developers Association’s Cardinal Award
  • Cadmus Leader-in-Residence at the Jepson Leadership School at the University of Richmond (spring 2002)

Forward Hampton Roads, President (1987-1994) 

Virginia Department of Economic Development, Marketing Manager (1984-1987) 

 

Education 

Virginia Commonwealth University, BA and MA in Urban and Regional Planning

Professional and Community Involvement 

Wingfield has been on many local and national Boards including:

  • The Wingfield Family Society
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Metro Richmond
  • World Affairs Council
  • Virginia Economic Developers Association

The Company We Keep