This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: September 16, 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

Massey Whorley, Senior Policy Advisor
Massey Whorley has been appointed to the position of Senior Policy Advisor in the Governor’s Policy Office. Prior to his appointment, Massey served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. Before that position, Massey served as a Senior Associate Legislative Analyst at the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC). Massey has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and a Masters of Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.


Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry

Meggie Lareau, Executive Assistant
Meggie Lareau has been appointed to the position of Executive Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. Prior to her appointment, Meggie served as the Executive Assistant for the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Meggie was a part of the Governor-elect transition team beforehand. Meggie has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with a concentration in Modern Europe and minoring in Latin & Iberian Studies and History, from the University of Richmond.


Secretariat of Commerce and Trade

Meghan Hobbs, Manager of Communications and External Affairs
Meghan Hobbs has been appointed to the position of Manager of Communications and External Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Prior to her appointment, Meghan served as the Special Assistant for the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for three years, under both Governors McAuliffe and McDonnell. Meghan’s previous role involved responsibility for stakeholder, constituent and agency communications; domestic and international trade and marketing missions; and economic development and other events. Meghan graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

  • Anedra W. Bourne of Richmond, Tourism Coordinator, City of Richmond
  • H. Benson Dendy III* of Richmond, President, The Vectre Corporation
  • Judy F. Wason* of Williamsburg, retired; former Vice President for Advancement, Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary Board of Visitors

  • John E. Littel of Virginia Beach, SVP, Magellan Health and President of Magellan Complete Care of Virginia

Indigent Defense Commission

  • Henry L. Chambers Jr. of Henrico, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
  • James Hingeley of Charlottesville, practicing attorney; recently retired as Public Defender for Albemarle County/Charlottesville

Radford University Board of Visitors

  • Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham of Blacksburg, President of Snyder & Associates, General Contractor

Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board 

  • Arthur Gray Coyner of Upperville, Agricultural Consultant, Coyner Consulting, LC
  • Cindy Smith of Ruther Glen, Office Manager and Part Owner, Smith Dairy Farm

*denotes reappointment