This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2016
Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: Denise Burch,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


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 

Advisory Board on Polysomnographic Technology 

  • Jonathan C. Clark, RPSGT, RST of Henrico, Chief Technologist, VCU Health 

Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists 

  • Carlyle Robin Jones of Richmond, Energy Program Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy 

Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services 

  • James S. Huffard, III of Crockett, Partner, Huffard Dairy Farms and Partner/President, Duchess Dairy Products 

E-911 Services Board 

  • Jeffrey T. Merriman of Glen Allen, Director of State Government Affairs, Verizon Communications, Inc. 

Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations 

  • Raymond L. Kenney, Jr., USMC Veteran of Richmond (representing Paralyzed Veterans of America) 

Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission 

  • Jerry Lovelace of Halifax, President, Lovelace Consulting, LLC and retired Assistant County Administrator, Halifax County 

State Executive Council for Children’s Services 

  • Eddie Worth of Floyd, retired, former Sales Development Manager with Ecolab, Inc.; Director of Marketing, Safe Surfin Foundation (a partner of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce) 

Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Authority 

  • Carrie Hileman Chenery of Staunton, Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership 

Virginia Economic Development Partnership 

  • The Honorable Lee Coburn* of Abingdon, Owner, Coburn Creative and Political Dogs
  • Dan M. Pleasant* of Danville, Chief Operating Officer, Dewberry Companies 

*denotes reappointment