Biography - Aubrey L. Layne, Jr
On November 22, 2013, Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe appointed Aubrey Layne as Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was sworn into office on January 12, 2014. As Secretary, Layne oversees seven agencies with over 10,000 employees and combined budgets of more than $5 billion. Prior to his appointment, he represented the Hampton Roads area on the Commonwealth Transportation Board from 2009 until January 2014.
Secretary Layne most recently served as President of An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News, Virginia, a unique partnership between public schools and the local business community providing at-risk students opportunities to succeed.
Prior to joining An Achievable Dream, Layne was President and Principal Broker of Great Atlantic Properties. He joined the company in 1994 and was responsible for operational activities, new business acquisition, and capital improvement strategy. Before joining Great Atlantic, he held various positions at Hofheimer’s Inc., and ended his tenure there as President. Secretary Layne began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG.
Layne earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, and received an MBA from Old Dominion University with a concentration in International Business. In 2011, he completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders program.
Secretary Layne and his wife, Peggy, live in Virginia Beach.