Gordon N. Dixon, chief executive officer of Associated General Contractors of Virginia, will succeed Jeff Southard as Executive Vice President of VTCA. Dixon was selected by the VTCA Board of Directors following an extensive 10-month process conducted by a board-appointed Search Committee.
Gordon brings 20 years of experience in state government, government affairs, and association management to VTCA. He has worked as the Virginia state director of the National Association of Independent Business; corporate affairs manager for Altria; and agency director for the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). For the past three years Gordon has served as CEO of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Virginia.
Gordon will join the VTCA staff June 1 and assume the duties of EVP Sept. 1. Jeff plans to retire Aug. 31, after serving VTCA and its members as EVP for 15 years.
“We are pleased that Gordon has agreed to join VTCA to continue and expand on the tremendous success our organization has achieved in recent years,” said Ryan Gorman, VTCA President. “Jeff’s retirement is well-deserved, and although we are going to miss him, we are fortunate that he has agreed to work side-by-side with Gordon for several months to assure a smooth transition.”
The VTCA Search Committee worked through an exhaustive process to identify candidates and eventually recommend Gordon as the next EVP. The Search Committee surveyed VTCA members, created a new EVP job description, vetted 20 candidates, conducted technical-based interviews for seven candidates, and conducted in-depth character and leadership-based interviews for two finalists. Gordon shared his vision for VTCA in a special presentation to the Board of Directors, after which the board chose him as next EVP.