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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Secretariat of Administration
Grindly Johnson, Secretary of Administration
Grindly Johnson has been appointed Secretary of Administration. She has served as Deputy Secretary of Administration since January 2018 and before that, served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation in the McAuliffe Administration, where she led the effort to establish a first-in-the-nation sustainable toll relief program, for which she has won numerous awards. She also previously served as Chief of Administration for the Virginia Department of Transportation, the third largest transportation agency in the nation, where she directed the divisions of Communications, Civil Rights, Human Resources and Training, Administrative Services, and Safety and Performance Management. Prior to that, Grindly served as the agency’s Chief of Equal Business and Employee Opportunity and held a number of private sector positions, including as an accountant, financial analyst, and community relations consultant. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board
Southern Regional Education Board
Virginia Corn Board
Virginia Cotton Board
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