OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION

Grindly Johnson

Location:
1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-1201 | Fax (804) 692-2466
Purpose:
The Secretary of Administration oversees the four state agencies that manage the Commonwealth's buildings and grounds, administer employee policies and benefits, oversee elections, work to improve manager-employee relations in state government, and direct state funds to constitutional officers.
Secretary Grindly Johnson
Former Secretary Keyanna Conner
Assistant Secretary Asif Bhavnagri
Executive Assistant Taylor O'Sullivan
Acting Chief Data Officer Marcus Thornton
Special Assistant Whitney Brown
Compensation Board
Location:
Oliver Hill Building
102 Governor Street, Room 120
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-0786 | Fax (804) 371-0235
Code Reference:
§ 15.2-1636.5
Purpose:
The board shall review and annually approve the budgets submitted by constitutional officers and reimburse the localities, in accordance with statutes, for the Commonwealth's share of authorized salaries and expenses of the constitutional officers and their employees.
Department of Elections
Location:
Washington Building
1100 Bank Street, First Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone (804) 864-8901 | Fax (804) 371-0194
Code Reference:
§ 24.2-404
Purpose:
The Department of Elections shall provide for the continuing operation and maintenance of a central record keeping system, the Virginia voter registration system, for all voters registered in the Commonwealth.
Department of General Services
Location:
1100 Bank Street, Suite 420
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-3311 | Fax (804) 371-8305
Code Reference:
§ 2.2-1100
Purpose:
The Department shall prescribe regulations necessary or incidental to the performance of duties or execution of powers conferred under this chapter; establish fee schedules that may be collectible from users when general fund appropriations are not applicable to the services rendered; and the department may operate or provide for the operation of hazardous waste management facilities.
Department of Human Resource Management
Location:
Department of Human Resource Management
101 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Code Reference:
§ 2.2-1200
Purpose:
The Virginia Department of Human Resource Management is the central human resource agency for state government dedicated to providing a broad range of leadership, services and guidance to the Commonwealth and its stakeholders.
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
Location:
Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center
11751 Meadowville Lane
Chester, Virginia 23836
Tel. (804) 416-6100 ? Fax (804) 416-6355
Code Reference:
§ 2.2-2005
Purpose:
The purpose of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency is to formulate policies, guidelines, standards, and specifications for the purchase, development, and maintenance of information technology and telecommunications for state agencies; consolidate the procurement and operational functions of information technology, including but not limited to servers and networks, for state agencies in a single agency.
Virginia Data Advisory Commission
Location:
Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth
Office of the Secretary of Administration
Code:
§ 2.2-2558
Purpose:
The Virginia Data Advisory Commission (the Commission) is established as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government. The Commission shall advise the Office of Data Governance and Analytics (the Office), established pursuant to ' 2.2-203.2:4, on issues related to data sharing, including open data, data analytics, and data governance. The Commission shall (i) set, plan, and prioritize data sharing performance goals for the Commonwealth, (ii) review agency accomplishments, and (iii) recommend solutions that will establish the Commonwealth as a national leader in data-driven policy, evidence-based decision making, and outcome-based performance management.

2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 314.
Composition:
The Commission shall have a total membership of 27 members that shall consist of six legislative members, seven nonlegislative citizen members, and 14 ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: three members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; and seven nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor. The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor, the Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth, the Secretary of Administration, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, and the Secretary of Transportation, or their designees, shall serve ex officio with voting privileges. Nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor shall represent the seven geographic areas of the Commonwealth. Of the nonlegislative citizen members, at least one shall represent a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth, at least one shall be an elected official representing a local government in the Commonwealth, and at least one shall represent a private business with expertise and experience in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a data intelligence platform.

Each nonlegislative citizen member may designate a representative of his organization as an alternate. Each alternate may attend meetings in place of the appointed member and shall be counted as a member of the Commission for purposes of establishing a quorum. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission, and their alternates, shall be citizens of the Commonwealth. Legislative members and ex officio members of the Commission shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed. After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of four years. No Senate member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms, no House member shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms, and no nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member's eligibility for reappointment. The Commission shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. Any members of the Commission who represent private businesses that provide data-related products and services, and such private businesses that the members represent are precluded from contracting to provide goods or services to the Office of Data Governance and Analytics.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
  • The Honorable George L. Barker
  • The Honorable Adam P. Ebbin
House Members:
  • The Honorable Danica A. Roem
  • The Honorable C. E. (Cliff) Hayes Jr.
  • The Honorable Jeffrey L. Campbell
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Bridget Giles6/30/2023
  • Tyler Schenck6/30/2024
  • Arlyn E. Burgess6/30/2025
  • Zakaria Albarzinji6/30/2025
  • Mary E. Dunkenberger6/30/2024
  • Bryant A. Hood6/30/2023
  • Carrie Gaston6/30/2023
Ex Officio Members:
  • Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, Virginia Supreme Court
  • Megan Healy Ph.D, Chief Workforce Advisor
  • Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer
  • The Honorable Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration (former)
  • The Honorable Vanessa Walker Harris , M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • The Honorable Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • The Honorable Joseph Flores, Secretary of Finance
  • The Honorable Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • The Honorable Bettina Ring, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
  • The Honorable Matthew Strickler, Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources
  • The Honorable Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • The Honorable Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • The Honorable Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council
Location:
Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center
Old Dominion University
1030 University Boulevard
Suffolk, Virginia 23435
Tel. (757) 686-6200
Code:
§ 2.2-2698
Purpose:
The Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council is established as an advisory council, within the meaning of ' 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Council shall be to advise the Governor on policy and funding priorities to promote the modeling and simulation industry in the Commonwealth. The Council shall have the power and duty to advise the Governor on funding priorities for modeling and simulation programs at the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education, develop policy initiatives and advise the Governor on strategies to promote the modeling and simulation industry in the Commonwealth, advise the Virginia Economic Development Partnership regarding attracting new modeling and simulation businesses to the Commonwealth and assisting the development of the Commonwealth's existing modeling and simulation industry, develop recommendations in conjunction with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on how to market the Commonwealth's modeling and simulation capabilities to all businesses and industries, especially those not fully utilizing modeling and simulation applications, and develop recommendations that will assist in making Virginia a national leader in the modeling and simulation industry.
Composition:
The Council shall consist of 15 members as follows: three legislative members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; one legislative member of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; and six citizen representatives of the modeling and simulation industry and two citizen members representing Virginia public institutions of higher education with modeling and simulation capabilities to be appointed by the Governor. Two Secretaries as defined in ' 2.2-200 to be appointed by the Governor and the Executive Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center shall serve ex officio.

Appointments by the Governor shall be for terms of four years, except an appointment to fill a vacancy, which shall be for the unexpired term. Ex officio members and legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. All members shall be eligible for reappointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointments. The Council shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman annually from among its membership. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. The Council shall meet biannually and at such other times as may be called by the chairman or a majority of the Council. Staff to the Council shall be provided by the office of the Secretary of Administration.
Term:
Beginning July 1, 2012, the Governor's appointments shall be staggered as follows: two members for a term of two years, two members for a term of three years, and two members for a term of four years. Thereafter, appointments by the Governor shall be for terms of four years, except an appointment to fill a vacancy, which shall be for the unexpired term. Ex officio members and legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. All members shall be eligible for reappointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointments.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Lynwood W. Lewis Jr.
House Members:
  • The Honorable Jeion A. Ward
  • The Honorable Shelly A. Simonds
  • The Honorable Jason S. Miyares
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Johnny J. Garcia6/30/2025
  • Leah R. Colvin6/30/2024
  • Tracy A. Gregorio6/30/2023
  • C Donald Combs6/30/2024
  • Harry E. Johnson6/30/2024
  • Paul L. Gustavson6/30/2025
  • James A. Robb6/30/2024
  • Jennifer H. Van Mullekom6/30/2024
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • The Honorable Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology
  • John Sokolowski, Executive Director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Information accurate as of December 2021