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Charles R. Duvall, Jr. is the principal of Lindl Corporation, which has provided lobbying and public affairs expertise to a diverse client base since the mid-1970s. The current client base for Lindl Corporation includes:

7-Eleven, Inc. - A longtime client of Lindl, 7-Eleven, Inc. has over 600 retail convenience stores across Virginia. Lindl lobbies on their behalf and coordinates their regulatory and political affairs activities.

Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association, Inc. - The corporate members of this group account for the majority of the wholesale wine sales in Virginia. Lindl was instrumental in passing legislation that withdrew the state from the sale of wine at retail. Lindl also addresses political affairs activities and regulatory activities affecting the industry.

V.O.I.C.E. (Virginia Organized Industries for a Clean Environment) - This coalition was started in 1978 and has been managed by Lindl since that time. It includes in its membership Anheuser-Busch, Owens-Brockway, Philip Morris, Coors, Virginia Beer Wholesalers, Virginia Food Dealers Association, and Virginia Beverage Association, among others. V.O.I.C.E. promotes recycling activities.

Virginia Taxicab Association - This association represents the vast majority of taxicabs operational in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lindl provides lobbying and PAC coordination services for them.

Virginia Dental Association - VDA is the professional society representing the majority of Virginia's dentists. Lindl lobbies on their behalf and provides legislative and regulatory advice.

Pfizer, Inc. - As one of the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, Pfizer has interests in Virginia that are represented by Lindl.

Waste Management – Waste Management is one of the largest and fastest growing environmental-service firms in Virginia and in the nation. Lindl provides lobbying and political affairs coordination for their Virginia operations.  

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative - The largest electric cooperative in Virginia, Lindl represents their interests in legislative and regulatory areas.

Virginia Beverage Association - This trade association represents beverage distributors across the state. Lindl provides association management and lobbying services.

S & M Brands, Inc. – S & M is an independent manufacturer of premium brand cigarettes headquartered in Keysville, Virginia.

WestRock - WestRock is a leading global packaging company focused on Customers, Innovation and operational excellence.

Hospital Corporation of America - HCA is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services with over 30 years of experience and expertise. They have facilities all across Virginia and are one of the top five employers in the state. Lindl assists in their lobbying efforts.

Comcast Cable Company (Comcast) - Comcast is the country’s largest provider of cable services.

International Business Machines - IBM is the largest computer company and systems integrator in the world.  With 388,000 employees in over 170 countries, IBM is the world’s most profitable information technology employer.

Virginia Electronic Security Association - VESA is a statewide non-profit trade organization representing the interests of electronic security and life safety professionals. 

Community Loans of America (CLA) - CLA provides auto equity title and financial services. It is one of the largest payday lenders in the nation.

Archstone-Smith – Archstone-Smith is a nationwide real estate investment trust with a significant number of  multi-family properties and office buildings in Northern Virginia.  Mr. Duvall helped them to successfully navigate avoidance of a $20 million dollar tax increase.

Community Health Systems – CHS is one of the nation's leading operators of general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities. They have 77 hospitals in 22 states, including three in Virginia.

Johnson & Johnson – Johnson & Johnson is the world’s premier consumer health company with more than 250 operating companies worldwide employing 119,400 people.

Caliber Virginia – This Association provides community based residential care to citizens all over the Commonwealth.

Service Corporation International – SCI is North America's leading provider of funeral and cemetery services, operating from a network of more than 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries with more than 21,000 dedicated employees.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Virginia Biotechnology Associates –The Virginia Biotechnology Association, formed in 1992, is the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Staffing

Lindl Corporation employs and retains additional lobbyists and attorneys as the individual client needs necessitate.

Partial Listing of Other Clients Represented Over the Years

ADT Security Services: ADT is the largest provider of home and office based security monitoring services.

American Hospice: American Hospice is the state’s largest provider of in-home and in-patient hospice services.

Annabel Lee-Heritage Cruise Line/Spirit Cruises: Lindl represented them with regard to the riverboat gaming issue.

Chase Manhattan Bank

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: This is the largest regional nonprofit organization (40,000 Virginia members) working to save the bay.

Chickahominy Indian Nation

Corrections Corporation of America: The largest private prison developer and operator in the country, CCA was awarded Virginia's first private prison contract while Lindl was representing them.

Frederick County IDA (FIDA) – FIDA is an industrial development authority in the northern Shenandoah Valley that works to promote economic development and fairly priced electric power.

FMC Corporation

G. E. Financial Assurance

Genworth: Formerly a division of General Electric, Genworth provides life insurance and financial planning services across the country and has a strong presence in Virginia via several thousand employees.

Medical Society of Virginia: Lindl provided lobbying assistance to several specialty societies within the MSV for more than a decade.

Merchants Express Money Order Co., Inc. (MEMO) – MEMO and subsidiaries is one of the largest money service businesses in the United States, serving thousands of retailers and consumers daily through a variety of products and services.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

PeopleSoft USA: This is one of the nation's largest suppliers of human resources software.

Perch Associates: This is a premier land development company based in Northern Virginia.

Pittston Coal Group, Inc.

The City of Norfolk

The City of Suffolk

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation; Smurfit-Stone is the world's largest integrated producer of paperboard and paper-based packaging products.

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Virginia Association of Realtors: This association is the largest trade association in Virginia. Lindl provided their lobbying, PAC management and political affairs coordination for 12 years.

Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association

Virginia’s Commitment – Virginia’s Commitment is a limited liability company comprised of land and homeowners opposing the construction of a high voltage transmission power line in Northern Virginia.

Virginia Credit Union League: Virginia credit unions have over two million members. Lindl successfully lobbied a redraft of the state-chartered credit union statutes.

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association: Lindl coordinated passage of post-Labor Day school opening legislation.

Virginians for Law Reform: This tort reform coalition secured passage of twelve different tort reform measures.

Virginia, Maryland, Delaware Assoc. of Electric Cooperatives

Virginia Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association

Virginia Sporting Associates (Successfully lobbied OTB Legislation.

Virginia Underground Utility Protection Service, Inc.: This organization represents over 200 private and municipal utilities in Virginia. Lindl provided association management, lobbying, and SCC liaison for six years.

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