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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: May 15, 2020
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee

  • Joy Speakes* of Cullen, Retired Administrator of Operations, Wilpak Industries, Inc.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission

  • Karen James* of Portsmouth, General Counsel, Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Jeffrey A. Rowland* of Chesapeake, President, JR Enterprises, LLC

Commonwealth Health Research Board

  • Robert Downs, MD* of Richmond, Retired Physician, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

*denotes reappointment

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