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(WVVA)-Tazewell County School Superintendent Christine Kinser has been appointed on the Board of Trustees to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

Below is the full release from the Office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe:

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.

Office of the Governor

Rachel Levy, Special Assistant in Constituent Services

Rachel Levy interned in the Governor’s Press office this past spring and formerly interned at the White House in the Office of the Press Secretary. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Davis. She holds a degree in Communication with English and Writing minor.

Secretariat of Education

Eric Von Steigleder, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education

Eric received his B.A. from the University of Mary Washington and his Master’s in Multimedia Journalism from the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. Most recently, he served as the Marketing Manager for an Henrico-based law firm and Editor of the East End Daily, an online news source in Richmond’s East End.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth

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The Honorable Chris Snead of Hampton, Member, Hampton City Council Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board

Samuel T. Bartle, MD of Richmond, Assistant Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University/MCV Stephen J. Elliott*, BAS, NREMT-P of Palmyra, Battalion Chief/Shift Commander, Albemarle County Fire Rescue The Honorable Joan F. Foster of Lynchburg, Member, Lynchburg City Council; Director of Development, Lynchburg Beacon of Hope Kelly G. Southard of Orange, Rescue Chief, Orange County Rescue Squad; Senior Principal/ Partner, Gillum Architects, P.C. Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Services Organizations

Richard J. Rinaldo of Newport News, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Retired Roanoke Higher Education Authority Board of Trustees

Robert A. Archer of Salem, President and CEO, Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. Patricia White-Boyd of Roanoke, President, Star City Management, Inc. Charles A. Price, Jr. of Roanoke, Retired General Contractor Secure Commonwealth Panel

John L. Bell, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Deputy Chief of Police John A. Braun of Falls Church, President and Chairman of the Board, Dynamis, Inc. Patrick E. DeConcini of Hampton, Principal, DeConcini & Associates, LLC Paul T. Diamond, MD of Charlottesville, Associate Professor and Director of Neurorehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Health System Michael Lawrence Hamlar of Roanoke, Founder/President Hamlar Enterprises, LLC, Adjunct Professor, American National University L.V. “Pokey” Harris of Chilhowie, Director of Emergency Management, Washington County Jim Redick* MPA, CEM of Virginia Beach, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, City of Norfolk Reuben Korah Varghese, MD, MPH of Arlington, Health Director and Division Chief, Arlington County Public Health Division The Honorable Angelia M. Williams, Vice Mayor, City of Norfolk Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Board of Trustees

Christine P. Kinser of Tazewell, Superintendent, Tazewell County Public Schools Steven C. Cochran of Blacksburg, Director of Human Resources, HHHunt Corporation State Air Pollution Control Board

Samuel A. Bleicher of Arlington, Principal, The Strategic Path LLC Rebecca R. Rubin of Fredericksburg, President & CEO, Marstel-Day Environmental Company, LLC Virginia-Asian Advisory Board

Julia Kim of Vienna, Chief of Staff, Office of Delegate Mark L. Keam, Virginia House of Delegates Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Authority

Kenneth E. Ampy of Chesterfield, Chief Executive Officer, Astyra Corporation Eric S. Edwards, MD, PhD of Powhatan, Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Research and Development, Kaleo, Inc. Virginia-Israel Advisory Board

Irving M. Blank, Esquire, of Richmond, Partner, ParisBlank LLP Marc K. Broklawski of Fredericksburg, Project Management, U.S. Government The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn of Springfield, Virginia House of Delegates, 41st District; Director of Government Relations, Albers & Company William R. Frank of Henrico, Public Policy Manager, Virginia Association of Community Services Board Aviva Shapiro Frye of Bristol, Co-Founder & Executive Director, World Prayer Foundation and World Medical Travel, LLC Joyce Slavin Scher of Richmond, Founder and President of Victoria Charles Fine Jewelry Virginia Small Grains Board

Ellen Matthews Davis of West Point, Management Consulting James H. Hundley, III* of Champlain, Owner and Operator, Cloverfield Enterprises

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