Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of Labor 

Hannah Mercer, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor
Hannah Mercer has been appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Prior to her appointment, Hannah worked as an economic analyst for the federal government and was a 2017 Mayor’s Fellow in the City of Richmond’s Finance Department. A native of Richmond, Hannah graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Advisory Board on Surgical Assisting

  • Nicole M. Meredith* of Prince George, Registered Nurse CNOR CLN V, Bon Secours Mercy Hospital and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates

  • Robert M. Blue of Richmond, Chair, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Energy

Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority

  • Eva Teig Hardy* of Richmond, Retired, Executive Vice President, Dominion Energy and former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Maurice A. Jones of Norfolk, CEO, OneTen and CEO and former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. of Chesapeake, Senior Corporate Vice President and Chief of Staff, Sentara Healthcare
  • Edward F. O’Callaghan of Virginia Beach, President and Owner, Audax Transportation
  • Faith B. Power, EdD* of Winchester, Executive Director, The Laurel Center

Board of Visitors to Mount Vernon

  • Jamie O. Bosket of Richmond, President and CEO, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
  • Lisette P. Carbajal of Richmond, Principal Associate, State and Local Government Affairs, Capital One

State Board of Elections 

  • Angela Chiang of Chesterfield, Retired, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and Founding Member, Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia
  • The Honorable Donald W. Merricks of Pittsylvania County, Retired Business Owner and Bank Executive

*denotes reappointment

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