Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: January 25, 2019
Contacts: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Office of the Governor

Lindsey Watson, Director of the Executive Mansion
Lindsey Watson has been appointed Director of the Executive Mansion. Lindsey most recently served as the Deputy Director of Scheduling in the Office of the Governor. Prior to her service in the Northam administration, Lindsey worked as Executive Assistant to former First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and previously held several state government positions at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Department of Health Professions. A proud native of Cumberland County, Lindsey graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board for Waste Management Facility Operators

  • Timothy Torrez, P.E.* of Richmond, Environmental Manager, Republic Services, Inc.

Cattle Industry Board

  • Jared Burner of Luray, Vice President, Trio Farms, Inc.
  • W. David Coleman of Amelia, Owner, Elm Cottage Farm and Co-Owner, Blackstone Livestock Market
  • Matthew C. Hill of Duffield, Owner and Operator, Hill & Hill Farm
  • Perry J. Huffman of Lexington, Cattle Dealer and Farmer, Huffman Livestock LLC
  • H. Richard Lloyd of Mineral, Double L Farms
  • Cecelia Moyer of Amelia, Oakmulgee Dairy Farm
  • Paige Pratt, PhD of Atkins, Pratt Cattle Company
  • Walter H. “Buddy” Shelton, Jr. of Gretna, Owner and Operator, Shelton Angus Farm
  • Andy Smith of Rosedale, Cattleman, Smithfield Farms
  • Bill Tucker of Amherst County, Owner, Tucker Family Farms

Virginia Board of Workforce Development

  • Xavier L. Beale of Smithfield, Vice President of Trades, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Virginia College Building Authority

  • Shaheed Mahomed of Falls Church, Finance and Management Consultant 
  • Charles Mann* of Ashburn, Real Estate Broker, Verity Commercial

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

  • Ronnie Nelson Johnson of Richmond, Chief Financial Officer, City Church, Inc. and Principal Consultant, OneHundredFold International LLC
  • Sanjay Puri of Great Falls, Founder and CEO, ACEL360

*denotes reappointment

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