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W. Buford Lewis

Retired, Senior Director, Federal Regulations, Exxon Mobil Corp.
W. Buford Lewis


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1968
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1969


  • Exxon Mobil Corp. and a number of affliliated companies, Washington DC, 1972-2009
  • Member, Launchpad Venture Group, 2013-present

Why I Serve On The Board

I serve on the board to join with the leadership team to position the Virginia Tech College of Engineering as a premier, leading edge, multi-dimensional education and research institute impacting students across a wide spectrum. In particular, the evolution of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering to meet societal, political, diversity, and financial challenges form a major opportunity and focus.