The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has selected Kurt Krueger, Esq. to receive its prestigious Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award. Mr. Krueger will be presented the Award at the 104th Annual Chamber Dinner to be held at the DoubleTree Charlottesville Hotel on Thursday, November 30th.
The 104th Annual Chamber Dinner is underwritten by CenturyLink, Hantzmon Wiebel, LLC and State Farm Insurance Companies. The Dinner Keynote address is underwritten by CFA Institute.
Mike Rogers, former U.S. Congressman (R-Michigan), will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Rogers’ keynote address is underwritten by the CFA Institute. In Congress Mr. Rogers served as Chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. His is also a former FBI Agent and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Today he is a respected defense / intelligence analyst for CNN.
“Kurt Krueger exemplifies community leadership and community service,” stated Adrian Felts, Chief Operations Officer for Centridian; 2016 Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors who now serves as 2017 Chamber Awards Recognition Committee Chairman. “Among numerous initiatives, Kurt worked diligently and very effectively over 15 years in bringing to reality the YMCA in McIntire Park Our Chamber is honored to recognize Kurt for his professionalism and dedicated citizen service.”
Mr. Krueger has been a member of the McGuireWoods law firm and has practiced in its Charlottesville office for over 33 years. He has served on the board of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, and served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar’s Business Law Section, chairing the Section (2001-2003). Early in his career he assisted his partners with the representation of many of the largest businesses in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community including Jefferson National Bank, Comdial Corporation and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia. Mr. Krueger currently represents a large number of non-profits in the area including the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) as well as the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority.
As counsel to the Authorities Mr. Krueger helped guide them in the closure and capping of the Ivy Landfill; the development of the 50-Year Community Water Supply Plan; the Ragged Mountain Dam Project; the Water Cost Allocation Agreement to fund the Water Supply plan; and, the Wastewater Projects Cost Allocation Agreement to implement improvements and major upgrades to RWSA’s wastewater treatment facilities, benefitting area residents and businesses
Beyond his professional business roles, Kurt has had a long tradition of community and civic involvement since beginning his legal career with McGuireWoods in 1984. He has served on multiple civic boards, and chaired a number of those boards.
Perhaps Mr. Krueger’s most significant community service is as the incorporator and one of the founding board members of the Piedmont Family YMCA, Inc. since 1994. Kurt assumed the Chair position for the Y in 2000 and continues as Board Chair. Under his leadership over a six year process, the Y worked with the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle to obtain a Ground Lease in McIntire Park & Use Agreement for the construction and operation of the new Brooks Family in 2008. Kurt then worked diligently with the Board to raise funds for the construction of the stunning facility which opened in this year in June, while at the same time continuing its Child Care facility at the Jefferson School and opening a branch facility in Claudius Crozet Park.
Mr. Krueger also served on the Board of the Charlottesville Venture Group until its merger with the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council in 2015. He served on the Board of the Albemarle County Police Foundation and served as its Chair from 1999-2001. He has served as Counsel for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello). He serves as pro bono counsel to the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development (formerly the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development) almost since its inception in 1995 and currently serves on its Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and as its Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, as well as being a member of its Fundraising Task Force.
“The reason that Charlottesville has a YMCA is because of Kurt Krueger,” stated Jessica Maslaney, Piedmont Family CEO. “Kurt incorporated the Piedmont Family YMCA in 1994 and has faithfully served on the Y Board ever since. “With Kurt’s dedicated leadership, relationships and his professional and personal connections within Charlottesville and Albemarle, we secured a beautiful site in our beautiful McIntire Park and through his perseverance we opened the Brooks Family YMCA this year.” Ms. Maslaney further noted that, “Paul Goodloe McIntire served on the Charlottesville YMCA Board and in 1923 said that ‘a YMCA was a necessity in Charlottesville.’ How fitting that 94-years later this came to fruition in the community park named after him, under the leadership of Kurt Krueger.”
Kurt Krueger and Nancy Jo, his wife of 33 years reside in Ivy. They have two adult children; Katie & Anna. Mr. Krueger, a Missouri native, is a “Double Hoo” having received his Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and his Law Degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
The Chamber of Commerce established its prestigious Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the greater Charlottesville area. The Chamber award is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, whose good will set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens. A list of previous recipients is attached.
In addition to Mr. Felts, the 2017 Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award Selection Committee included: Simone Alley, Piedmont Virginia Community College; Charlie Armstrong, Southern Development; Paul Beyer, Tom Tom Festival; Suzanne Brooks, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia; Martin V. Burks III, J F Bell Funeral Home; Peter Caramanis, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough; Alison DeTuncq, University of Virginia Community Credit Union; Cass Kawecki, CBRE – Charlottesville; Kevin Leibl, Advanced Network Systems; Joseph Raichel, Well Fargo, 2017 Chamber Board Chairman; Erika Viccellio, United Way; and, Timothy Hulbert, Chamber President & CEO.
As, Immediate Past Chamber Chairman and 2017 Chamber Recognitions & Awards Chairman, Adrian Felts, will present the Award to Mr. Krueger at the 104th Annual Chamber Dinner on November 30th.
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce was founded in Charlottesville in 1913 is “dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.” The Chamber’s more than 1,200 member & member affiliate enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in our community, at an estimated payroll of more than $1.9 billion a year.