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Governor's Cabinet

Chief of Staff

Jeff Goettman

The Chief of Staff serves as the senior aide to the Governor and is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Youngkin administration, ensuring that operations, staff, and activities are functioning efficiently and effectively.

Secretary of the Commonwealth

Kay James

The Secretary of the Commonwealth assists the Governor in his appointments to boards and commissions; manages extraditions, clemency petitions, restoration of voting rights, and countless other certifications and filings of the Commonwealth.

Secretary of Administration

Margaret "Lyn" McDermid

The five state agencies in the Administration secretariat manage the Commonwealth’s buildings and grounds, administer employee policies and benefits, oversee elections, safeguard human rights, work to improve manager-employee relations in state government, direct state funds to constitutional officers, and oversee the Commonwealth's information technology.

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

Matthew Lohr

The Secretary of Agriculture And Forestry is the voice of two of Virginia’s largest industries: Agriculture and Forestry. The combined industries provide more than 400,000 jobs in the Commonwealth.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Caren Merrick

The Secretary of Commerce and Trade is dedicated to developing and growing an economy that works for all Virginians. Our 12 agencies are dedicated in assisting Virginians in a variety of ways, enabling them to actively contribute to our economy. We strive to utilize the great assets of Virginia to help sustain its status as the best place to live, work, and conduct business.

Secretary of Education

Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Aimee Guidera is currently the President of Guidera Strategy, and is the former founder and chief executive of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a leading national organization advocating for improved quality, accessibility and use of education data to increase student achievement.

Secretary of Finance

Stephen E. Cummings

The Secretary of Finance provides guidance to the four key agencies within the Finance Secretariat. These agencies handle all the financial transactions of the Commonwealth — from collecting taxes, to paying bills, to distributing aid to localities.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

John Littel

The Secretary of Health And Human Resources oversees twelve state agencies which provide often-vital services to Virginians including: individuals with disabilities, the aging community, low-income working families, children, and caregivers.

Secretary of Labor

George "Bryan" Slater

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 of Natural and Historic Resources

Andrew Wheeler

The Secretary of Natural Resources advises the Governor on Virginia's natural resources and works to advance the Governor's top environmental priorities. The Secretary oversees six agencies that protect and restore the Commonwealth’s natural and historic resources.

Chief Transformation Officer

Eric Moeller

The Chief Transformation Officer leads change efforts to bring business efficiency to government bureaucracy and make government more responsive, efficient and transparent for all Virginians.

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

Sheriff Robert “Bob” Mosier

The Secretary of Public Safety And Homeland Security enhances the quality of Virginia's citizens, visitors and businesses of the Commonwealth through public awareness, education, training, emergency response, disaster preparedness, prevention, policy development, enforcement, response, recovery and reentry.

Secretary of Transportation

Sheppard Miller, III

The Secretary of Transportation ensures our Commonwealth has a safe and efficient transportation system to support and improve every Virginian's quality of life.

Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

Craig Crenshaw

The Secretary of Veterans And Defense Affairs distinguishes and elevates issues and opportunities for our veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Leads the Governor’s initiatives focused on relationship building with and support of our military and defense installations and the communities surrounding them.

Counselor to the Governor

Richard Cullen

The Counsel to the Governor provides oversight and guidance for legal matters occurring within the Office of the Governor.

Chief Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion Officer

Angela Sailor

In January 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Angela Sailor to serve the Commonwealth, Chief Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion Officer at the cabinet-level.  The shared goal of the Office of Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion is focused on promoting ideas, policies, and practices in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to expand entrepreneurship and economic opportunities for disadvantaged Virginians, including Virginians living with disabilities. The COI Officer will be focused on facilitating the bringing of Virginians of different faiths together in service to their communities and the Commonwealth.