Tyler Craddock | Vice President of Government Affairs
Tyler serves as director of Legislative Strategies Group, a division of OMG, and brings with him almost 20 years of legislative and lobbying experience on issues impacting regulation and governance of business and trade associations. He has held positions in the government, education, business and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he was executive director of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association, the trade association representing the state’s factory-built housing industry, and previously served as director of public and government affairs for the Home Building Association of Richmond. Tyler also served as director of government affairs for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and was the legislative aide to former Del. Allen W. Dudley (R.-9th District). A member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives, he is an adjunct instructor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and serves on the Chesterfield County Committee on the Future. His community service also includes chairing the Board of Trustees at his church. A native of Henry County, Tyler is a graduate of Virginia Tech, from which he holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He is a fan of “Doctor Who,” the “Star Wars” saga and the original “Star Trek” series, and he admits to being an “unabashed fan of schlocky TV.” (Search for Sasquatch, anyone?)
Gretchen Heal | Local Government Affairs Director
Gretchen’s background includes many years of working in the Virginia General Assembly. Prior to that she has worked in communications and was a newspaper reporter for The Smithfield Times. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as an undergraduate degree in political science. Gretchen has studied abroad, including a semester at IMT in India. She is a native of Suffolk and served as member of Historic Smithfield.
Samantha Kenny | Government Affairs Director
Samantha serves as a director at Legislative Strategies Group, a division of OMG, and brings more than 5 years of legislative and lobbying experience. Before starting at LSG, Samantha served as an Associate Director to various state associations. She is a member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives and recently graduated from their inaugural Association Leadership of Virginia class. Samantha received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and English from James Madison University and her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
John R. Broadway | General Counsel and Legislative Advisor
Before joining OMG, Broadway served as commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission from 2010 to 2014, overseeing more than 1,200 employees divided among seven divisions and over 30 offices across the Commonwealth. Broadway also has held positions in the higher education, nonprofit and other government sectors, including associate director of government and community relations for Virginia Commonwealth University; governor’s liaison and executive director of the Commission on Government Finance Reform for the Office of the Governor; director of government affairs for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce; counsel for the Virginia Code Commission and Senate Committee on General Laws, as well as Virginia registrar of regulations, all for the Virginia General Assembly; and assistant to the Secretary of the Commonwealth under the Office of the Governor. In association work, Broadway served the 30,000-member Virginia Association of Realtors for seven years, first as director of government affairs and, later, as general counsel and vice president of law and policy. Broadway is a graduate of George Washington University and earned his juris doctorate from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.