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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: March 23, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments


Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

  • John C. Lee, Jr. of Clarksville, President and CEO, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments

  • James Michael Burke, Ph.D.* of Richmond, Director of Performance Management Group in the Center for Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Carlos Del Toro of Alexandria, President, SBG Technology Solutions
  • Eva Hardy* of Richmond, retired executive and former Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Joni Ivey* of Newport News, retired Chief of Staff for Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
  • Cathy Lewis of Norfolk, President/CEO, CIVIC Leadership Institute
  • Dr. Charles W. Steger* of Blacksburg, President Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission

  • Barbara W. Reese of Chesterfield, Owner, B Reese Advisory LLC


*indicates reappointment

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