For Immediate Release: June 6, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov

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 grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. 

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 

Sandra “Sandy” J. Adams, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 

Sandy Adams most recently served as Acting VDACS.  This was Adams’ second time serving as Acting Commissioner. Prior to leading VDACS in an acting capacity, Adams served for three and a half years as the agency’s Deputy Commissioner.  In her new role as VDACS Commissioner, Adams is responsible for managing an agency that promotes the economic growth and development of agriculture, provides consumer protection, and encourages environmental stewardship.  Prior to serving as Deputy Commissioner, Adams served ten years as VDACS Director of Administrative & Financial Services and three years as the agency’s Financial Director.  In addition to her almost 20 years at VDACS, Adams served 12 years in a number of positions at the Department of Taxation.  Adams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mary Washington College and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

 

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments 

Administration 

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

  • Susan Alefantis of McLean, Interior Designer, Alefantis & Associates
  • Leslie Greene Bowman of Charlottesville, President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello
  • Cynthia Conner of Alexandria, Community Volunteer
  • Beverly B. Davis of Henrico, Chief Operating Officer, Davis Brothers Construction Company
  • Will Paulsen of Charlottesville, Fine and Decorative Arts Appraiser, Appraisal Service/Will Paulsen
  • Jane M. Plum of Reston, Pre-School Director, United Christian Parrish of Reston
  • Monica Rao of Henrico, President/Owner, Graphoria, Inc.
  • Alexander G. Reeves, Jr. of Richmond, Fine and Antique Arts Consultant, Alexander Reeves Fine Arts
  • Davis C. Rennolds of Richmond, Assistant Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Brownie Beahm Ritenour of New Market, Retired Public Educator, Community Volunteer

 

Commerce and Trade

Board of Accountancy

  • Andrea M. Kilmer, CPA, CFF, CGMA* of Virginia Beach, Vice President and CFO, The ESG Companies 

Virginia Asian Advisory Board

  • Imran Akram of Great Falls, Chief Executive Officer, NuAxis Innovations
  • Natalie T. Nguyen of Alexandria, WIA Youth Employment Counselor, Fairfax County Department of Family Services
  • Kirtesh D. Patel of Salem, CEO, Omma Management Company
  • J.R. Smith of Glen Allen, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP 

Finance

Debt Capacity Advisory Committee

  • The Honorable Ronald L. Tillett* of Midlothian, Managing Director, Public Finance, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.  

Joint Advisory Board of Economists

  • Christine Chmura, Ph.D.* of Glen Allen, President and Chief Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics
  • Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. of Arlington, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University
  • Alice Louise Kassens, Ph.D. of Fincastle, John S. Shannon Chair of Economics, Roanoke College
  • Tu T. Le of Midlothian, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank
  • Ann Battle Macheras, Ph.D. of Richmond, Vice President, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • A. Fletcher Mangum, Ph.D.* of Richmond, Managing Partner, Mangum Economics
  • Dan C. Messerschmidt, Ph.D.* of Lynchburg, Professor of Economics, Lynchburg College (retired)
  • Roy L. Pearson, Ph.D. of Williamsburg, Professor Emeritus, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary
  • Michelle Albert Vachris, Ph.D. of Virginia Beach, Professor of Economics, Christopher Newport University
  • Mark P. Vitner* of Charlotte, Managing Director, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Roy H. Webb, Ph.D.* of Richmond, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Gilbert R. Yochum, Ph.D.* of Virginia Beach, Dean, College of Business & Public Administration, Old Dominion University

 

Health and Human Resources 

Board of Counseling

  • Scott Johnson, Ph.D. of Blacksburg, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professor and Director, Virginia Tech Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.D. Program
  • Sandra Malawer*, LCP, LMFT of Great Falls,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Director,  The Family Therapy Center
  • Joan Normandy-Dolberg, LPC of Fairfax Station, Director, Family Counseling of Springfield
  • Vivian Sanchez-Jones of Roanoke, School and Community Liaison for Immigrant Families, Commonwealth Catholic Charities
  • Holly J. Tracy, LMFT, LPC of Norfolk, Owner, Peace by Piece Psychotherapy, Ltd. 

Family and Children’s Trust Fund, Board of Trustees

  • Frank Blechman of Fairfax Station, Organizational Consultant, state and local projects
  • Betty Wade Coyle* of Norfolk, Executive Director, Emeritus, Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads
  • Pamela F. Kennedy of Winchester, Intensive In-home Therapist, Northwestern Community Services
  • Kay Kovacs of Bristol, Past Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Virginia
  • Judy Kurtz, PT, MPH of Virginia Beach, Independent Consultant, Past Executive Director, Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Inc.
  • Andria McClellan of Norfolk, Commissioner, Norfolk Planning Commission
  • Nikki Nicholau of Richmond, President, Nicholau & Associates, Past Director, Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service
  • Lisa Specter-Dunaway*of Richmond, President/CEO  CHIP of Virginia 

Independent

Virginia College Savings Plan

  • The Honorable Ross A. Mugler of Hampton, Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton and President, Virginia Commissioners of the Revenue Association 

Veterans 

Virginia Military Advisory Council

  • Vivian W. Greentree, Ph.D. of Alexandria, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, First Data Corporation
  • Michael J. McCalip of Woodbridge, Fleet Master Chief (retired) and Owner/Principle, Modern World Technology
  • Terron Sims, II of Arlington, Sr Partner, Doug Pollard, LLC

*Denotes reappointment

 

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