This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: April 10, 2015
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, 804-225-4262, | 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


Commonwealth Health Research Board 

  • Robert W. Downs, Jr., MD of Richmond, Retired; Professor Emeritus in Internal Medicine/Endocrinology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and Deputy Editor, the Journal of Women's Health 

University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools Board of Visitors 

  • Mark T. Bowles of Goochland, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP & Executive Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC 

Virginia Agricultural Council 

  • Ashley Elgin Hardesty of Berryville, Dairy Farmer, Harvue Farms