This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: August 12, 2016
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.  

Office of the Governor

Rickee Jones, Special Assistant of Constituent Services
Rickee Jones has been appointed to the position of Special Assistant for Constituent Services. Prior to her appointment, Rickee served in the Governor’s Office as a 2016 Governor’s Fellow in Communications and interned in Constituent Services. A native of Hampton, Rickee also volunteered extensively with various homeless shelters and as an EMT in the Hampton Roads area. Rickee graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. 


Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates

  • Karen I. Campbell of Richmond, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Verizon Virginia


Board of Social Work

  • Gloria Manns, LCSW of Roanoke, Manns Counseling Services
  • Joseph Walsh, PhD, LCSW* of Richmond,  Professor of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University


Board of Visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

  • Ann Latham-Anderson* of Charlottesville, Founder and CEO of Paisley Parachute, LLC - a Partnership with John C. Maxwell Group, Speaker, Trainer and Coach
  • John C. Pleasants* of Sandston, retired, Officer Services Specialist II with the Virginia Department of Corrections at Central Headquarters, Richmond


Virginia Fire Services Board

  • James Alan Calvert of Forest, Environmental Protection & Industrial Safety Section Technical Adviser/Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Audit Program Manager, BWX Technologies, Inc.  
  • The Honorable Joseph F. Hale of Max Meadows, Member, Wythe County Board of Supervisors; President, HDH Associates, P.C.; Vice President of HDH Technical, Inc.
  • The Honorable David C. Hankley of Galax, Commissioner of Revenue, City of Galax; Chief, Galax Volunteer Fire Department
  • Dennis D. Linaburg of Winchester, Fire Chief, Frederick County Fire & Rescue
  • James D. Poindexter Jr. of Vinton, Captain, Salem Fire and EMS Department


Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board

  • Nancy Howell Agee of Salem, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic
  • The Honorable Richard D. “Ric” Brown of Richmond, Secretary of Finance, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The Honorable Jim Dyke of Reston, Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Thomas F. Farrell II of Richmond, Chairman, President & CEO, Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • The Honorable Todd Haymore ofHenrico, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Charles W. Moorman of Charlottesville, retired, Chief Executive Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Matthew J. Mulherin of Williamsburg, President, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Bruce Smith of Virginia Beach, President, Bruce Smith Enterprise
  • Todd A. Stottlemyer of Oakton, CEO, Inova Health System
  • The Honorable Dietra Y. Trent, PhD of Richmond, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani of Alexandria, Attorney at Law, MercerTrigiani
  • Marilyn H. West of Richmond, Chairman/CEO, M. H. West & Co., Inc.
  • John O. “Dubby” Wynne of Virginia Beach, retired, President & CEO, Landmark Communications, Inc.


Virginia Research Investment Committee

  • The Honorable Jim Dyke of Reston, Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Charles W. Moorman of Charlottesville, retired, Chief Executive Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation


Virginia State Crime Commission

  • Kristine R. Hall of Charlottesville, Policy Director, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
  • The Honorable Arthur Townsend Jr., of Victoria, Sheriff, Lunenburg County
  • John Venuti of Richmond, Chief of Police, Associate Vice President of Campus Safety,  Virginia Commonwealth University


*Denotes reappointment