This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2017
Contacts: Secretariat of the Commonwealth, Caroline Corl,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.


Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry

Lindsay Reames, Assistant Secretary
Lindsay P. Reames has been appointed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.  Lindsay most recently served as Manager of Animal Care & Sustainability for Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, leading their animal care and sustainability initiatives.  Previously she served as Assistant Director of Governmental Relations for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.  Lindsay earned her Master of Public Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech.  Lindsay and her family operate their Amelia County farm, which raises beef cattle, corn, soybeans and hay.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission 

  • Maurice P. Lynch, PhD* of Williamsburg, Professor Emeritus, VIMS, College of William and Mary
  • Elizabeth Taraski, PhD of Suffolk, President and CEO, Nansemond River Preservation Alliance


Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors

  • Carrie Hileman Chenery of Staunton, Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership
  • Heather Engel of Newport News, Chief Strategy Officer and Partner, Sera-Brynn
  • Greg Fairchild of Charlottesville, Isidore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Public Policy and Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Vincent J. Mastracco of Virginia Beach, Partner, Kaufman & Canoles PC
  • Dan M. Pleasant of Danville, Chief Operating Officer, Dewberry Companies
  • Xavier R. Richardson of Spotsylvania, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Community Affairs, Mary Washington Healthcare; President, Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and Stafford Hospital Foundation
  • Carlos Tapias of Radford, USA CEO, Grupo Phoenix


*denotes reappointment