RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Secretariat of Commerce and Trade
Randy Moore, Chief, Division of Mines, Department of Mines, Minerals and EnergyMarshall (Randy) Moore has been reappointed as Division of Mines Chief at the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, a position he was first appointed to in 2011. Prior to this appointment, Randy served as a Virginia coal mine safety inspector and enforcement supervisor in the Division of Mines. His professional mining career spans 42 years in Virginia and Kentucky, beginning as an underground coal miner. He has also worked as a certified underground mine foreman, company safety director, surface mine foreman and chief electrician. Randy is a lifelong resident of Wise County, Virginia, graduating from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting. He is also currently the bi-vocational pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Southwest Virginia.
Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Terry C. Frye, Confidential Policy Assistant, Department of Criminal Justice ServicesTerry C. Frye has been appointed as Confidential Policy Assistant at the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Terry has been a practicing attorney for 32 years, having served as an Assistant Public Defender, an Assistant District Attorney, a Municipal Judge and an elected Constitutional Officer (Commissioner of the Revenue) for the City of Bristol, Virginia for four terms. He has extensive legal experience with criminal and juvenile justice issues in Virginia and Tennessee, and has been an active member on non-profit boards related to criminal justice. A native of the City of Bristol, Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University, a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law and a Masters Certification as a Master Commissioner of Revenue from the University of Virginia.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Michelle Thomas, Special Assistant, Service of Process DepartmentMichelle Thomas has been appointed as Special Assistant in the Service of Process Department of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Michelle has served in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth for over 10 years, working in the Notary and Authentications Division. She currently resides in Hanover County.
Art and Architectural Review Board
Board of Education
Board of Forestry
Board of Physical Therapy
Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
Board of Visitors of James Madison University
Commonwealth Transportation Board
Safety and Health Codes Board
Virginia Board of Commissioners for Public School Authority
Virginia Board of Veterans Services
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
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