Thursday, May 15, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

Terry McAuliffe
 (Photo credit: GCC Workforce & Community Education)
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 grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.

Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry

Crafton O. Wilkes, Administrator, State Milk Commission
Crafton Wilkes currently serves as the Dairy Audit Supervisor for the State Milk Commission.  Previously, Wilkes worked as a Territory Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. in eastern New York and New England, and served a broad range of dairy veterinarians, producers, retailers, and consumers.  Throughout his career, Wilkes has worked in support of animal agriculture and the dairy industry.  He is a native of Franklin County, one of the state’s top dairy producing counties.  Wilkes earned his B.S. and M.S. in Dairy Science at Virginia Tech.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Commerce and Trade
Virginia-Asian Advisory Council

Health and Human Resources
Statewide Independent Living Council

·       Kenneth Jessup* of Virginia Beach, disability advocate
·       Kathryn Marks Merritt of Henrico, disability advocate
·       Lauren Snyder Roche* of Poquoson, teacher, disability advocate
·       Trisha Stevenson* of Charlottesville, freelance writer, editor

*Denotes reappointment
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