This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2015
Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: Denise Burch,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board of Medicine

  • Alvin Edwards, PhD of Charlottesville, Pastor, Mount Zion First African Baptist Church
  • Jane D. Hickey, JD of Richmond, former Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Svinder S. Toor, MBBS of Norfolk, Children’s Specialty Group, PLLC

Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

  • The Honorable Frank W. Nolen of Grottoes, farmer; former member, Senate of Virginia
  • Kenneth L. Venable of Staunton, Certified Risk Management Consultant, Harvard Risk Management Corporation   

Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

  • John T. Casteen , III* of Keswick, is University Professor and President Emeritus at the University of Virginia
  • Timothy P. Dykstra of Williamsburg, Vice President & Corporate Treasurer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.* of Charlottesville, Associate Professor and Research Archivist, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Citizen’s Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion

  • Margaret Milner Richardson of Fauquier, Consultant, Oakwood Enterprises, LLC


*denotes reappointment