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Governor's Cabinet

Cabinet Photo Clark Mercer
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.

Kelly Thomasson Cabinet Photo
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

Grindly Johnson Cabinet Photo
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

Bettina Ring Cabinet Photo
Secretary of Agriculture And Forestry

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

 Brian Ball Cabinet Photo
Secretary of Commerce And Trade

The Secretary of Commerce and Trade oversees the economic, community, and workforce development of the Commonwealth. Each of the 10 Commerce and Trade Agencies actively contributes to Virginia's economic health and high quality of life.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Atif Qarni Cabinet Photo
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

Joe Flores Cabinet Photo
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

Vanessa Walker Harris Cabinet Photo
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

Megan Healy Cabinet Photo
Secretary of Labor

The Secretary of Labor 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.

Secretary of Labor

Ann Jennings Cabinet Photo
Secretary of Natural and Historic 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 and Historic Resources

Brian J. Moran Cabinet Photo
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

Shannon Valentine Cabinet Photo
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

Kathleen Jabs Cabinet Photo
Acting 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

Cynthia Bailey Cabinet Photo
Cynthia Bailey

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

Janice Underwood Cabinet Photo
Chief Diversity Officer

The Chief Diversity Officer serves as the lead advancement official for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is responsible for developing a sustainable framework for the continued promotion of inclusive practices across Virginia state government.

Chief Diversity Officer

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