Staff

Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Todd Haymore

Deputy Secretary
B. Hayes Framme

Manager, Communications and External Affairs
Meghan Hobbs

Special Advisor for Rural Partnerships
Mary Rae Carter

Advisor for Workforce Development
Elizabeth Creamer

Executive Director, Virginia Board of Workforce Development
Sara J. Dunnigan

Special Assistant
George Stewart 

Advisor for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lawrence D. Wilder, Jr.

Executive Assistant
Charlotte Gomer

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Governor McAuliffe Announces TemperPack to Expand Headquarters, Manufacturing Operations in City of Richmond
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that TemperPack, a manufacturer of sustainable packaging technology for perishable goods, will invest $2 million to expand its headquarters and manufacturing operation in the City of Richmond, creating 23 new
Governor McAuliffe Announces 62 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $772,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 62 local tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP).
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Program to Create More Clean Energy Jobs in the Commonwealth
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of a $500,000 grant to support commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs in communities across the state.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Rankings as a Top State for Corporate Clean Energy Procurement
Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy, according to the 2017 “Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings” (The Index).
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