For Immediate Release: September 19, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments September 19th

 

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 to build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. 

Secretariat of Agriculture 

Carrie Hileman Chenery, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

Carrie Hileman Chenery most recently served as the Manager of Legislation & Policy for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  Prior to that, she was a director of government affairs on the government relations team at the law firm Williams Mullen.  Carrie grew up on a family farm in Lexington, Virginia, and received her B.S. in Environmental Policy & Planning and Agricultural & Applied Economics from Virginia Tech.  She also served as Governor’s Fellow in the natural resources secretariat under Governor Kaine and is a graduate of the 2013 Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia. 

Secretariat of Public Safety 

Travis Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Travis Hill was previously reappointed as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry by Governor McAuliffe in January 2014 after serving in the same capacity under Governor McDonnell since July 2011.  Acting in this role, Travis helped to advance the integration of agriculture and forestry into Virginia’s economic development agenda, including the development of the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industry Development Fund (AFID).  Travis worked with Virginia ABC and Virginia wineries, craft breweries and craft distilleries to promote growth in these industries and increase their use of Virginia grown products.  Prior to his appointment to the Administration, Travis worked eight years as an attorney in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen, representing a wide variety of clients before the Virginia General Assembly, the State Corporation Commission and other regulatory bodies, including Virginia ABC. Travis received both his BA and JD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission 

  • Sharon E. Davis of Arlington, Archivist, the Honorable John D. Dingell 

Board for Contractors 

  • Vance T. Ayres of King George, National Coordinator, EIWPF
  • Gene E. Magruder of Newport News, Tradesman, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Shawn Mitchell of Broadlands, CEO & President, Modern Mechanical
  • Michael D. Redifer of Waynesboro, Building Official, City of Newport News 

Board of Visitors of the School for the Deaf and Blind 

  • Michael P. Asip, Ed.D of Powhatan, Director of Exceptional Education, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Alice B. Frick* of Staunton, retired teacher, VSDB (1965-1995)
  • Ann Latham-Anderson of Crozet, Workforce Manager/Analyst, ChildFund International, Richmond
  • John C. Pleasants* of Sandston, retired, Virginia Department of Corrections
  • Judy S. Sorrell, M.Ed of Staunton, retired Director of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program for Special Education; current Director, Community Development for Commonwealth Autism Service
  • Paula Young-Johnson of Glen Allen, Sign Language Interpreter, Henrico County Public Schools 

Board for Waste Management Facility Operators 

  • Christopher A. Chiodo of Richmond, Senior District Manager, Waste Management, Inc.
  • Justin Williams of Richmond, Director, Office of Waste Permitting & Compliance, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 

Legislative Advisory Council to the Southern Regional Education Board 

  • The Honorable David L. Bulova of Fairfax, Member, Virginia House of Delegates
  • The Honorable Janet Denison Howell of Reston, Member, Senate of Virginia
  • The Honorable Mamie E. Locke of Hampton, Member, Senate of Virginia
  • The Honorable Jennifer L. McClellan of Richmond, Member, Virginia House of Delegates 

Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority 

  • John R. Broderick of Norfolk, President, Old Dominion University 

*Denotes reappointment

 

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