This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: March 20, 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 for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists

  • Bennette D. Burks, PE, AOSE of Richmond, Principal, 3-Engineering, LLC
  • Angela C. Whitehead* of Williamsburg, Soil Scientist/Owner, Soil Horizons, LLC 

Child Support Guideline Review Panel

  • Kim-marie A. Pigott-Brown of Leesburg, Professional School Counselor, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • The Honorable Deborah Vatidis Bryan of Virginia Beach,Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 2nd Judicial District
  • Craig M. Burshem* of Glen Allen, Deputy Commissioner & Director, Division of Child Support Enforcement, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services
  • Lawrence D. Diehl, Esq. of Waverly,  Barnes & Diehl, PC, Attorneys & Counselors At Law, Chesterfield
  • Carol B. Gravitt, Esq. of Halifax, Principal, Gravitt & Gravitt, PC; Substitute Judge, 10th Judicial District
  • Dennis M. Hottell, Esq. of Fairfax Station, Managing Partner & Founder, Hottell Family Law Group, Fairfax
  • Christie Marra of Richmond, Staff Attorney, Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • Christian R. Paasch of Alexandria, Executive Committee Chair, National Parents Organization, Virginia
  • The Honorable Edward A. Robbins, Jr. of Chesterfield,  Judge, Circuit Court, 12th Judicial Circuit
  • Karen H. Sampson* of Bridgewater, Systems Coordinator, Office of Residence Life, James Madison University
  • Russell J. Smith of Poquoson, Vice President  & Owner, Tidewater Medical Training 

*denotes reappointment