This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: July 15, 2016
Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: Denise Burch, | Office of the Governor: Christina Nuckols,

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 

Council on Virginia’s Future 

  • The Honorable William Leighty* of Henrico, Managing Partner, DecideSmart, LLC
  • The Honorable Mike Signer of Charlottesville, Mayor, City of Charlottesville; Managing Principal, Madison Law & Strategy Group, PLC 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority 

  • Timothy D. Sands* of Blacksburg, President, Virginia Tech
  • Michael R. Steed* of Chevy Chase, MD, Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group
  • Teresa A. Sullivan* of Charlottesville, President, University of Virginia 

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority 

  • The Honorable Mary Hughes Hynes of Arlington, former Member, Arlington County Board
  • James Kolb of Alexandria, Partner, Summit Strategies Government Affairs 

Poet Laureate of Virginia 

  • Tim Seibles of Norfolk, Professor of English, Old Dominion University 

Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads 

  • Robert “Rob” Coleman of Newport News, Deputy Sheriff, Newport News Sheriff’s Office
  • Carol Angela Davis, JD of Hampton, Professor, Hampton University; Media Entrepreneur, iMPACT Networks, LLC
  • Douglas W. Fuller* of Chesapeake, CFO, Precon Marine, Inc.
  • C. Bradford Hunter* of Portsmouth, Commercial Loan Officer, TowneBank
  • Keith Parnell of Norfolk, CEO, JASE Group, LLC
  • The Honorable Amelia Ross-Hammond of Virginia Beach, Member, Virginia Beach City Council 

Virginia Aviation Board 

  • Alan C. Abbott of Ashland, President, Ashland Holdings, Inc.
  • Victoria Cox of Falls Church, Senior Technical Advisor, Veracity Engineering
  • Roderick D. Hall** of Woodbridge, Government Affairs Advisor, K & L Gates, LLP
  • John V. Mazza Jr.* of South Chesterfield, President, Medallion Swim Pool Co., Inc. 

Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Authority 

  • Carrie Hileman Chenery* of Staunton, Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership
  • J. Robert Mooney of Chesterfield, Co-founder and Principal, New Richmond Ventures LLC 

*denotes reappointment

** designated as Chairman