Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2019
Contacts: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of Commerce and Trade

Elizabeth Woodhead, Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Elizabeth Woodhead has been appointed Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Prior to her appointment, Elizabeth was executive assistant and secretary senior in the Office of the Director of the Richmond City Health District. She has previously worked as senior executive assistant in the Office of the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and as an executive assistant with the VCU Health System, including in the office of the CEO and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Virginia Horse Industry Board

  • Dr. Kelly S. Foltman of Hillsboro, Veterinarian and Owner, Dunthorpe Farm Veterinary Services

Virginia Soybean Board

  • Craig H. Giese* of Lancaster, Certified Public Accountant, Dehnert, Clarke & Co., P.C. and Self-Employed Grain Farmer
  • L. Bruce Holland* of New Church, Farmer, Duncan Farm
  • Reginald W. Nelson* of Henrico, Owner, Colonial Acres Farm LLC
  • Ronnie Lee Russell* of Water View, Farmer, Corbin Hall Farm

*denotes reappointment

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