This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: October 7, 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.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

  • Marques D. Jones of Henrico, Manager, Project Management, Capital One Financial Corporation

Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  • Bradley W. Kesser, MD of Charlottesville, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Board of Directors of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program

  • Joseph H. Stepp, CPA CGFM of Glen Allen, Financial Director, Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

Board of Directors of the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority

  • Olivia E. Branch of Keswick, Regional Public Relations, Lockn’ Music Festival
  • The Honorable Michelle Dykstra of Roanoke, Member, Roanoke City Council
  • W. Tucker Lemon* of Roanoke, President, Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C.
  • Taylor Ricotta of Roanoke, Public Relations Manager, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge
  • Samuel A. Simon of McLean, Producer and Artistic Director, The Actual Dance, LLC
  • Barry W. Thompson of Vinton, Town Manager, Town of Vinton

Board of Optometry

  • Fred Goldberg, OD, FAAO  of McLean, Owner of McLean Eyecare Center, Optometrist
  • Clifford A. Roffis, OD of Henrico, Dr. Clifford Roffis & Associates and Owner of Brook Run Vision Center, Optometrist, Richmond

Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

  • Varun K. Nikore* of Arlington, Managing Director, Red Fort Strategies
  • Brian Redmond* of Richmond, Managing Partner, Paragon Asset Group LLC
  • Ronald H. Rosenberg* of Williamsburg, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School


*denotes reappointment