Governor's Cabinet

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff serves as the senior aide to the Governor and is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Northam administration, ensuring that operations, staff, and activities are functioning efficiently and effectively.

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Deputy Chief of Staff

The Deputy Chief of Staff is the top aide to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for assisting in managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Office of the Governor, ensuring that operations, staff, and activities are functioning efficiently and effectively.

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Secretary of The Commonwealth

The Secretary of the Commonwealth assists the Governor in his appointments to boards and commissions; manages extraditions, clemency petitions, restoration of voting rights, and countless other certifications and filings of the Commonwealth.

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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Secretary of Administration

The five state agencies in the Administration secretariat manage the Commonwealth’s buildings and grounds, administer employee policies and benefits, oversee elections, safeguard human rights, work to improve manager-employee relations in state government, direct state funds to constitutional officers, and oversee the Commonwealth's information technology.

Secretary of Administration

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Secretary of Agriculture And Forestry
Bettina Ring

The Secretary of Agriculture And Forestry is the voice of two of Virginia’s largest industries: Agriculture and Forestry. The combined industries provide more than 400,000 jobs in the Commonwealth.

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

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Secretary of Commerce And Trade

The Secretary of Commerce and Trade oversees the economic, community, and workforce development of the Commonwealth. Each of the 13 Commerce and Trade Agencies actively contributes to Virginia's economic health and high quality of life.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

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Secretary of Education

The Secretary of Education provides guidance and support to the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Community College System, and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, as well as Virginia’s public and private higher education and research centers.

Secretary of Education

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Secretary of Finance

The Secretary of Finance provides guidance to the four key agencies within the Finance Secretariat. These agencies handle all the financial transactions of the Commonwealth — from collecting taxes, to paying bills, to distributing aid to localities.

Secretary of Finance

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Secretary of Health And Human Resources

The Secretary of Health And Human Resources oversees twelve state agencies which provide often-vital services to Virginians including: individuals with disabilities, the aging community, low-income working families, children, and caregivers.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

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Secretary of Natural Resources

The Secretary of Natural Resources advises the Governor on Virginia's natural resources and works to advance the Governor's top environmental priorities. The Secretary oversees six agencies that protect and restore the Commonwealth’s natural and historic resources.

Secretary of Natural Resources

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Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

The Secretary of Public Safety And Homeland Security enhances the quality of Virginia’s citizens, visitors and businesses of the Commonwealth through public awareness, education, training, emergency response, disaster preparedness, prevention, policy development, enforcement, response, recovery and reentry.

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

Secretary of Transportation

The Secretary of Transportation ensures our Commonwealth has a safe and efficient transportation system to support and improve every Virginian's quality of life.

Secretary of Transportation

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Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

The Secretary of Veterans And Defense Affairs distinguishes and elevates issues and opportunities for our veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Leads the Governor’s initiatives focused on relationship building with and support of our military and defense installations and the communities surrounding them.

Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

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COUNSEL TO THE GOVERNOR
Rita Davis

The Counsel to the Governor provides oversight and guidance for legal matters occurring within the Office of the Governor.

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Chief Workforce Advisor To The Governor
Megan Healy
The Chief Workforce Development Advisor oversees a range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. The advisor works closely with Virginia’s labor and business communities to identify and fill vacant jobs in high demand sectors including IT, healthcare, and energy.

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