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Gubernatorial appointments to boards and commissions for July 11
Gubernatorial appointments

Gubernatorial appointments to boards and commissions for July 11

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Some legislators, especially in the House of Delegates, want colleges and universities to ensure more slots for in-state students.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the following appointments:

Secretariat of Commerce and Trade:

  • Hayes Framme of Richmond, named deputy secretary of Commerce and Trade.

Aerospace Advisory Council:

  • Peter Bale of Chincoteague, CEO of Sentinel Robotic Solutions;
  • Matt Bannon of Virginia Beach, director of strategy and marketing for ATAC;
  • Oktay Baysal of Virginia Beach, professor and dean of engineering at Old Dominion University;
  • Dave Bowles of Suffolk, director of NASA Langley Research Center;
  • Fernando “Marty” Martinez of Leesburg, senior systems engineer/consultant at SAIC and Leesburg Town Council member;
  • James C. McDaniel Jr. of Albemarle, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of Virginia;
  • Dale K. Nash of Virginia Beach, executive director at Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority;
  • Rose Mooney of Baltimore County, executive director of Virginia Tech and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership;
  • Daniel Tani of Fairfax, senior director of Orbital ATK;
  • Todd McGregor Yeatts of Arlington, senior manager of government operations at Boeing Co.; and
  • William A. Wrobel of Accomack, director of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Advisory Board on Genetic Counseling:

  • Heather A. Creswick of Richmond, genetic counselor and clinical faculty, Genetic Counseling Training Program at Virginia Commonwealth University;
  • John M. Quillin of Mechanicsville, genetic counselor and assistant professor of human and molecular genetics at VCU; and
  • Matthew J. Thomas of Charlottesville, genetic counselor, division of genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission:

  • Sharon Davis of Arlington, retired archivist for John D. Dingell Jr. and former chief clerk of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Karen H. Garner of Newport News, adviser, writer and consultant of Home Instead Senior Care;
  • Valerie Hopson-Bell of Fredericksburg, geriatric care adviser of ElderCare Connections LLC;
  • G. Richard Jackson of Williamsburg, system director of The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health and executive director of Choose Home; and
  • Katherine A. Kennedy of Midlothian, retired, former human resource director for the Virginia Department of General Services.

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Board:

  • John R. Bruggeman of Vienna, director of special publishing for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists;
  • Paula N. Mitchell of Roanoke, vice president of behavioral health services of LewisGale Regional Health System;
  • Elizabeth Hilscher of Richmond, partner of Transitions Design-Build; and
  • Jennifer Spangler of Midlothian, freelance research associate.

Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • Neil Houff of Mount Crawford, president of Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer Co. Inc.; and
  • Kevin J. Kordek of Virginia Beach, manager of J.C. Ehrlich/Rentokil North America.

Board of Historic Resources:

  • Colita Nichols Fairfax of Hampton, associate professor at Norfolk State University; and
  • Nosuk Pak Kim of Newport News, partner at Cowardin Kim & Riddle law firm.

Board of Visitors for Eastern Virginia Medical School:

  • Paul D. Fraim of Norfolk, former mayor of the city of Norfolk.

Commonwealth Transportation Board

  • F. Gary Garczynski of Alexandria, president of National Capital Land and Development Inc. and chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta;
  • Mary Hughes Hynes of Arlington, former member of the Arlington County Board;
  • Jerry L. Stinson II of Lebanon, program director of administration of justice at Southwest Virginia Community College;
  • F. Dixon Whitworth Jr. of Winchester, retired regional president of BB&T; and
  • Greg Yates of Culpeper, developer with Yates Properties.

Family and Children’s Trust Fund, Board of Trustees:

  • Frank Blechman of Fairfax Station, self-employed organizational consultant;
  • L. Robert Bolling of Henrico, CEO of ChildSavers;
  • Linda H. Gilliam of Richmond, retired educational administrator with Henrico Public Schools;
  • Liliana Hernandez of Arlington, child welfare program specialist in the children’s bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and
  • Yasmine Taeb of Arlington, legislative representative with the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations:

  • Lauren Augustine of Woodbridge (representing Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America);
  • Retired U.S. Army Col. William Barrett Jr. of Midlothian (representing Military Order of the World Wars);
  • Bob Huffman of Colonial Heights (representing Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Association); and
  • Kenneth B. Shelton Sr. of Richmond (representing Fifth Baptist Church Veterans Ministry).

Real Estate Board:

  • Libby Clawson Gatewood of Chester, managing broker at Napier Realtors ERA’s Colonial Heights office;
  • Lynn G. Grimsley of Yorktown, broker associate at RE/MAX Peninsula; and
  • Steve Hoover of Roanoke, partner at MKB Realtors.

Small Grains Board:

  • Ray Keating of Norfolk, merchandiser at Perdue Agribusiness in Chesapeake.

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority, Board of Directors:

  • May H. Fox of Richmond, director of government relations at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC; and
  • Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook of Highland Springs, associate dean for admissions at VCU School of Medicine.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership:

  • Valerie K. Brown of Chesapeake, executive pastor at Mount Lebanon Global Fellowship of Churches.

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