01.01.2011 Pat Gottschalk Participates in Political Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Virginia Business Magazine Virginia Business invited three prominent observers of state politics to comment on the November election and the 2011 legislative session. The panel includes: Ben Dendy, a former senior staff member to two Virginia governors who now is president of Richmond-based lobbying firm Vectre Corp.; Pat Gottschalk, former secretary of commerce and trade under Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and now chair of the Economic Development Team at the law firm Williams Mullen in Richmond; and Christina Nuckols, a Richmond-based editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot. Click the link above for an edited version of their comments, which appeared in the January 2011 edition of Virginia Business magazine. A full transcript of the discussion can be found at