Saturday, July 20, 2013

Governor McDonnell Announces Administration and Board Appointments

Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at...
Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an additional appointment to his administration under the Education Secretariat. McDonnell also announced appointments to one board of visitors, Radford University.  He also announced appointments to ten other Virginia boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.

Secretary of Education

Ashley D. Myers, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education

Prior to joining the McDonnell administration, Ashley was an Early Learning Teacher in Washington, D.C.  More recently, she served as a Legislative Assistant and Campaign Manager to several members of the Virginia General Assembly.  Ashley graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  While at Virginia Tech, she served as Sponsored Youth Chair for Circle K International and was a member of the Student Virginia Education Association, Student Alumni Associates, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority.  Ashley is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and a graduate of Virginia public schools.

Board of Visitors:

Radford University Board of Visitors
·         Callie M. Dalton of Roanoke, President of Callie Dalton & Associates, Long & Foster
·         Michael S. Hurt of Richmond, CEO of ARMS Software
·         A. J. Robinson of Bluefield 

Additional Board Appointments:

Advisory Board on Respiratory Care
·         James Wesley Mullins of Wise, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy and Respiratory Therapy Program Director with Mountain Empire Community College

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission
·         Laura Adkins of Midlothian, Retired Labor Market Economist and part-time Marketing Specialist and Voice Over Talent
·         Janet Lynne Honeycutt of Louisa, Director of Business Development for Broadspire Services, Inc.

Board of Game and Inland Fisheries
·         Charles H. Cunningham of Fairfax, Director of State and Local Affairs for the National Rifle Association

Cemetery Board
·         Michael H. Doherty of Fairfax, Attorney (private practice) as Michael H. Doherty, PLLC, President of Fairfax Memorial Park and President of Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
·         R. Kyle McDaniel of Fairfax Station, Policy Director, Office of Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
·         Harold H. Barton, Jr. of Yorktown
·         James K. Clem of Newcastle, National Service Officer for Disabled American Veterans
·         Bob Huffman, CSM (Ret.) of Colonial Heights
·         Marie G. Juliano of Dumfries, Program Manager for the United States Navy

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
·         George Randolph (Randy) Burak of Gloucester, Process Improvement Analyst at Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding and Chairman of the Gloucester County School Board
·         Dr. Ethel Parris Gainer of Richmond, Consultant and employed with Divine Destiny Disability Ministry
·         Charles D. Meacham* of Glen Allen, Supply Chain Advisor with Dominion Resources Services Company (a division of Dominion Resources)
·         Angela Yong West of Chesapeake, Graduate Student

Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
·         Tammy Smith of Fredericksburg, School Liaison for Marine Corps Base Quantico

Virginia Marine Products Board
·         Daniel Kauffman* of Hampton, Seafood Business Specialist at Virginia Tech
·         Heather T. Lusk* of Quinby, Vice President of H.M. Terry Co., Inc.
·         William Purcell* of Reedville, Environmental Manager at Omega Protein, Inc.

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
·         A.J. Erskine of Kilmarnock, Aquaculture Manager and Scientist
·         Dr. Ken Neill of Seaford, Dentist

Virginia Waste Management Board
·         Eric A. DeGroff of Virginia Beach, Professor of Law at Regent University School of Law

*Denotes re-appointment
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