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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Secretariat of Natural Resources
Meryem Karad, Special Assistant for Policy and Communications to the Secretary of Natural Resources
Meryem Karad has been appointed Special Assistant for Policy and Communications to the Secretary of Natural Resources. Prior to her appointment, Meryem served as Assistant to the Secretary of Natural Resources under Governor Ralph Northam and Governor Terry McAuliffe. Previously, Meryem worked for ExxonMobil and the American Thyroid Association. Meryem received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law from the University of Virginia.
Katie Sallee, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Natural Resources
Katie Sallee has been appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary of Natural Resources. Prior to her appointment, Katie was a field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters and previously served as a legislative intern in the office of Delegate Betsy Carr. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
Virginia Military Advisory Council
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