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Todd Haymore Appointed Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Friday, June 24, 2016  
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Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore as the next Secretary of Commerce and Trade in Virginia, succeeding Secretary Maurice Jones as he assumes Chief Executive Officer of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in September.

“As Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd Haymore has been instrumental in making those key industries innovative and robust sectors of the new Virginia economy. Todd brings the right combination of economic development experience, global trade understanding, and administrative expertise to build on the outstanding success Secretary Maurice Jones has achieved as a member of my cabinet.

“The agencies that comprise the Secretariat of Commerce and Trade are at the epicenter of my administration’s efforts to grow and diversify our economy, and I know that Secretary Haymore will hit the ground running creating jobs and new economic opportunity for families in every corner of our Commonwealth.”

Governor McAuliffe reappointed Secretary Haymore to serve as Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry in 2014. He had served in the same capacity since 2010, when he was first appointed by then-Governor Bob McDonnell. 

Secretary Maurice Jones will leave the McAuliffe administration in September to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, an organization that works with low-income communities to create new opportunities for businesses and residents to thrive.

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