This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: May 23, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy,

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 grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. 

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments 


Compensation Board 

  • Susan Reid Swecker of Richmond and formerly Highland County, Consultant at Dividing Waters Public Affairs, LLC 

Commerce and Trade 

Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians 

  • L. Frederick Lassen, MD, FACS of Suffolk, Neuro-Otologist at Bay View Physicians Group
  • Bonnie Mayhew of Bedford, Licensed Optician, Visionary Optical of Moneta, VA
  • William C. Russ of Mechanicsville, Ophthalmic Business Consultant, Essilor of America 

Health and Human Resources 

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority 

  • David Axselle of Richmond, Teacher, Hanover County Public Schools
  • Dean J. Bonney of Arlington, Trusted Advisor, the MITRE Corporation
  • Michael J. Costanzo of Ashburn, Warrior Bridge Coordinator, Service Source; Veteran, SGT., U. S. Army Counterintelligence Agent
  • Robert F. Warren, Jr., CPA of Midlothian, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Credit Union 

Board of Long-Term Care Administrators 

  • Dr. Warren W. Koontz, MD of Richmond, Retired 


State Crime Commission 

  • The Honorable Michael R. Doucette of Lynchburg, Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Lynchburg
  • Lori Hanky Haas of Henrico,  Virginia State Director, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • The Honorable Brian K. Roberts of Lawrenceville , Sheriff, Brunswick County


Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission 

  • The Honorable Paul E. Bibbins, Jr., PhD. of Cape Charles, Retired
  • The Honorable Robert S. Bloxom, Sr. of Accomac, Retired 

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority 

  • The Honorable Kerry J. Donley of Alexandria, Banker, John Marshall Bank 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission 

  • Richard D. Holcomb of Henrico, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles