Stan Tretiak

Office: (804) 780-3143



Stan Tretiak began with HWG in 2015. Although Stan is not an attorney,  he is a veteran government affairs professional with more than  30 years of political advocacy in Virginia. He established and served as Principal of The Tretiak Group, a Richmond based public policy solutions company focusing on the mid-Atlantic U.S. and Puerto Rico. Prior to forming The Tretiak Group in 2009, Stan enjoyed a long career as Government Affairs Director - Eastern Region/Puerto Rico for Coors Brewing Company, where he directed its east coast governmental and regulatory affairs. Stan managed 18 U.S. jurisdictions – from South Carolina to Maine, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. His career at Coors included working with the brewery, its 500-plus independent distributors and its subsidiary operations to include Molson Coors Brewing Co., Coors Energy Co, ACX Technologies, Coors Transportation, Unibev and multiple satellite warehouse operations and spanned more than 20 years in a variety of government affairs capacities.


  • University of Georgia – ABJ in Journalism, Public Relations, June 1975
  • Continuing Education
    • Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government
    • MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program at Harvard Law School
    • Summer School of Alcohol Studies - Rutgers University
    • Public Affairs Council Three-Year Program for Senior Public Affairs Executives


  • Virginia Organized Industries for a Clean Environment – Board of Directors
  • State Government Affairs Council – Past President
  • Virginia Manufacturer’s Association Government Affairs Committee
  • National Conference of State Legislators
  • National Conference of State Liquor Administrators