SECRETARY OF LABOR

Megan Healy

Location:
1111 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-0044
Purpose:
The Secretary of Labor oversees a range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. The advisor works closely with Virginia’s labor and business communities to identify and fill vacant jobs in high demand sectors including IT, healthcare, and energy.
Secretary Megan Healy
Deputy Secretary Jane Dittmar
Policy Analyst Felix Schapiro
Special Assistant Meghan Green
Special Assistant Grace Poreda
Special Assistant Hannah Mercer
Department of Labor and Industry
Location:
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Code Reference:
§ 40.1-1
Purpose:
To provide for the safety, health, and welfare of employees in the Commonwealth in both the public and private sectors.

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Location:
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Code Reference:
§ 54.1-301
Purpose:
To protect the public health, safety or welfare through the enforcement of standards of conduct and practice in business and the professions in conformance with the Governor's program for balanced regulations.
Virginia Employment Commission
Location:
703 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (866) 832-2363
Code Reference:
§ 60.2-108
Purpose:
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) promotes economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services. The VEC offers career assistance for job seekers, employment services for veterans, and employer services for businesses of all sizes, as well as unemployment benefits and other programs designed to assist with employment.
Virginia Board of Workforce Development
Location:
Elevate Virginia
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23236
Tel. (804) 819-1680
Code:
§ 2.2-2471
Purpose:
The Virginia Board of Workforce Development (the Board) is established as a policy board, within the meaning of ' 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Board shall be to assist and advise the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Secretary of Labor in meeting workforce development needs in the Commonwealth through recommendation of policies and strategies to increase coordination and thus efficiencies of operation between all education and workforce programs with responsibilities and resources for employment, occupational training, and support connected to workforce credential and job attainment.
Composition:
The Board shall consist of the following:

1. Two members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office and may be reappointed for successive terms; 2. The Governor and his designee who shall be the Secretary of Labor or another cabinet-level official appointed to the Board; 3. The Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Education, Health and Human Resources, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Veterans and Defense Affairs, or their designees, each of whom shall serve ex officio; 4. The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee, who shall serve ex officio; and 5. Additional members appointed by the Governor as are required to ensure that the composition of the Board satisfies the requirements of the WIOA. The additional members shall include: a. Two local elected officials; b. Eight members who shall be representatives of the workforce, to include (i) three representatives nominated by state labor federations, of which one shall be a representative of a joint-labor apprenticeship program, and (ii) at least one representative of a private career college; and c. Nonlegislative citizen members representing businesses in the Commonwealth, the total number of whom shall constitute a majority of the members of the Board and who shall include the presidents of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Manufacturers Association or their designees as well as business owners, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, senior managers, or other business executives or employers with optimum policy-making or hiring authority who represent the Commonwealth's economic development priorities. Business members shall represent diverse regions of the state, to include urban, suburban, and rural areas, and at least two members shall also be members of local workforce development boards. Nonlegislative citizen members may be nonresidents of the Commonwealth. Members appointed in accordance with this subdivision shall serve four-year terms, subject to the pleasure of the Governor, and may be reappointed. C. The Governor shall select a chairman and vice-chairman, who shall serve two-year terms, from among nonlegislative citizen members representing the business community appointed in accordance with subdivision B 5 c. The Board shall meet at least every three months or upon the call of the chair or the Governor as stipulated by the Board's bylaws. The chairman and the vice-chairman shall select at least five members of the Board to serve as an executive committee of the Board, which shall have the limited purpose of establishing meeting agendas, reviewing bylaws and other documents pertaining to Board governance and operations, approving reports to the Governor, and responding to urgent federal, state, and local issues between scheduled Board meetings.
Term:
Four year terms
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable George L. Barker
  • The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
House Members:
  • The Honorable Kathleen J. Murphy
  • The Honorable Kathy KL Tran
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Lee D. Worley6/30/2023
  • John B. Dougherty6/30/2023
  • Mark Dreyfus6/30/2023
  • Julie Brown6/30/2022
  • Edward E. Caldwell6/30/2023
  • Brian T. Warner6/30/2023
  • Nathaniel Xavier Marshall6/30/2025
  • Lane Seawell Hopkins6/30/2023
  • Hobart P. Bauhan6/30/2023
  • Carrie Roth6/30/2024
  • Barry DuVal6/30/2022
  • Brett Alen Vassey6/30/2022
  • Xavier L. Beale6/30/2025
  • Doris A. Crouse-Mays6/30/2025
  • Patricia Funegra6/30/2025
  • Richard P. Allevi6/30/2025
  • John Bahouth6/30/2025
  • Louise G. Welch6/30/2025
  • Anne J. Schlussler6/30/2025
  • James A. Gray6/30/2025
  • Becky C. Sawyer6/30/2025
  • James Monroe6/30/2025
  • Travis W. Staton6/30/2025
  • Tierney T. Fairchild6/30/2025
  • Ann H. Mallek6/30/2023
  • Raheel Sheikh6/30/2025
  • Zuzana K. Steen6/30/2025
  • Antonio Rice6/30/2025
  • Richard T. Hatch6/30/2023
  • Robby Demeria6/30/2025
  • John D. Smith6/30/2025
  • Kristina L. Bushey6/30/2025
  • Lane Seawell Hopkins6/30/2023
  • James Monroe6/30/2023
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor
  • The Honorable Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • The Honorable Vanessa Walker Harris , M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Glenn DuBois, Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
  • The Honorable Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • The Honorable Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • Mr. John Broadway, Director of Public Policy, Virginia Association of Realtors

Information accurate as of December 2021