Commissioners & Committees

The Honorable Edward “Ed” Owens
Chairman
South Boston, Virginia


The Honorable James W. “Will” Morefield
Vice-Chair
Tazewell, Virginia

CommissionerCity/State
The Honorable Leslie R. (Les) Adams
Delegate, 16th District
Chatham, Virginia
Mr. Edward (Ed) BlevinsAbingdon, Virginia
The Honorable Kathy J. Byron
Delegate, 22nd District
Forest, Virginia
Ms. Gretchen ClarkGretna, Virginia
Ms. Becky ColemanGate City, Virginia
The Honorable Stephen Cummings
Secretary of Finance
Richmond, Virginia
Mr. Joel CunninghamHalifax, Virginia
Ms. Coley Jones DrinkwaterDinwiddie, Virginia
The Honorable John S. Edwards
Senator, 21st District
Roanoke, Virginia
Dr. Alexis I. EhrhardtDanville, Virginia
The Honorable Franklin D. (Frank) HarrisAmelia, Virginia
Ms. Julienne D. (Julie) HensleyGate City, Virginia
Mr. Richard T. Hite, Jr.Kenbridge, Virginia
The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore
Delegate, 1st District
Gate City, Virginia
The Honorable Matthew Lohr
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
Richmond, Virginia
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
Senator, 18th District
Portsmouth, Virginia
The Honorable Daniel W. (Danny) Marshall, III
Delegate, 14th District
Danville, Virginia
The Honorable Caren Merrick
Secretary of Commerce & Trade
Richmond, Virginia
The Honorable Thomas Jordan Miles, IIIBuckingham, Virginia
The Honorable James W. (Will) Morefield
Delegate, 3rd District
Tazewell, Virginia
The Honorable Joseph D. (Joe) Morrissey
Senator, 16th District
Richmond, Virginia
The Honorable Edward (Ed) OwensSouth Boston, Virginia
Ms. Sandy RatliffAbingdon, Virginia
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
Senator, 15th District
Clarksville, Virginia
Mr. Cecil E. ShellKenbridge, Virginia
Mr. Walter H. (Buddy) SheltonGretna, Virginia
Mr. Richard L. SutherlandElk Creek, Virginia
The Honorable William C. (Will) Wampler, III
Delegate, 4th District
Abingdon, Virginia
Last updated 4/14/2022
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Executive Committee

The Honorable Edward “Ed” Owens, Chairman
Vice Chair: Vacant
Mr. Edward “Ed” Blevins
Ms. Rebecca “Becky” Coleman
Dr. Alexis I. Ehrhardt
Ms. Julienne D. “Julie” Hensley
The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
The Honorable Daniel W. “Danny” Marshall, III
The Honorable Thomas Jordan Miles, III
The Honorable James W. “Will” Morefield
Mr. Walter H. “Buddy” Shelton

Southern Virginia Committee

Mr. Walter H. “Buddy” Shelton, Chairman
The Honorable Thomas Jordan Miles, III, Vice Chairman
The Honorable Kathy J. Byron
Mr. Joel Cunningham, Jr.
Ms. Coley Jones Drinkwater
Dr. Alexis I. Ehrhardt
The Honorable Franklin D. “Frank” Harris
Mr. Richard T. Hite, Jr.
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
The Honorable Daniel W. “Danny” Marshall, III
The Honorable Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey
The Honorable Edward “Ed” Owens
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
Mr. Cecil E. Shell

Southwest Virginia Committee

The Honorable James W. “Will” Morefield, Chairman
Ms. Julienne D. “Julie” Hensley, Vice Chairwoman
Mr. Edward “Ed” Blevins
Ms. Gretchen Clark
Ms. Rebecca “Becky” Coleman
The Honorable John S. Edwards
The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore
Ms. Sandy Ratliff
Mr. Richard Sutherland
The Honorable William C. “Will” Wampler, III

 Education Committee

Ms. Rebecca “Becky” Coleman, Chairwoman
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas, Vice Chairwoman
The Honorable Leslie R. “Les” Adams
The Honorable Kathy J. Byron
Ms. Gretchen Clark
Mr. Joel Cunningham, Jr.
Dr. Alexis I. Ehrhardt
The Honorable Franklin D. “Frank” Harris
The Honorable Edward “Ed” Owens
Ms. Sandy Ratliff
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
Mr. Cecil E. Shell
Mr. Richard Sutherland

 Strategic Planning Committee

Dr. Alexis I. Ehrhardt, Chairwoman
Mr. Edward “Ed” Blevins, Vice Chair
Ms. Julienne D. “Julie” Hensley
The Honorable Thomas Jordan Miles, III

 Incentives & Loans Committee

The Honorable Daniel W. “Danny” Marshall, III, Chairman
The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore, Vice Chairman
Mr. Edward “Ed” Blevins
Ms. Gretchen Clark
Ms. Coley Jones Drinkwater
The Honorable Edward “Ed” Owens
The Honorable Thomas Jordan Miles, III
The Honorable Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff, Jr.

Committee assignments updated 5/18/22