This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: May 8, 2015
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, | Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office: Denise Burch,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


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


Board of Visitors to Mount Vernon 

  • Beau Blevins of Richmond, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Virginia Association of Counties
  • Sheila B. Coates of Herndon, President, Black Women United For Action (BWUFA USA) 

Virginia Agricultural Council 

  • Joseph H. Barlow, Sr.* of Suffolk, Retired
  • Jason O. Bush* of Castlewood, Self-employed farmer
  • Kathy Coffee* of Kenbridge, Co-owner, WJ Coffee Farms
  • Phil Glaize, Jr.* of Winchester, Owner, Glaize Apples
  • John R. Hall, III* of Blacksburg, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
  • Sonny Meyerhoeffer* of Mt. Crawford, President, Eastern BioPlastics
  • Mark Newbill* of Rocky Mount, Owner, Newbilt Construction LLC and former Owner/Operator, Forest Lake Farm
  • Lynn R. St. Clair* of Edinburg, Owner, Swover Creek Farms
  • Tscharner D. Watkins, III* of Midlothian, Owner, T. D. Watkins Horticultural Sales 

*denotes reappointment