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Del. Rich Anderson (PLP 2012, CTP Winter 2009) and Sen. Bryce Reeves (PLP 2009, CTP Winter 2010) were appointed by Governor McDonnell to the Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities.
Governor McDonnell Announces Board and Commission Appointments
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to five boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.
Board of Forestry
· John W. Burke, III of Woodford
· Thomas W. Evelyn of New Kent, Executive Vice President of Charles City Timber and Mat
Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities
· The Honorable Richard L. Anderson of Woodbridge, Member of the House of Delegates
· The Honorable Richard D. Brown of Henrico, Secretary of Finance
· The Honorable Jim Cheng of McLean, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
· The Honorable Marla Graff Decker of Henrico, Secretary of Public Safety
· Lieutenant General (USAF-Ret) Al Edmonds of Alexandria
· Lieutenant General (USMC-Ret) Emerson N. Gardner of Arlington
· Admiral (USN-Ret) John C. Harvey, Jr. of Charlottesville
· The Honorable Bryce E. Reeves of Spotsylvania, Member of the Virginia Senate
· The Honorable Terrie L. Suit of Stafford, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
· Lieutenant General (USA-Ret) John R. Wood of Alexandria
Family and Children’s Trust Fund
· Dawn Wadiak Chillon of Rockville, Executive Director and Child and Family Therapist with The Foundation for Family Healing
Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
· Richard A. Mansfield, CMSgt, (Ret). of Hampton, Director of Business Relations, Enspyr, LLC
· Brett P. Reistad of Manassas
Virginia Council on Women
· Carey Lyon Sousa of Mechanicsville, Mortgage Loan Officer with Monarch Mortgage
Bryan Rhode (PLP 2008, CTP Winter 2009) has been appointed to serve as Gov. McDonnell's Deputy Secretary of Public Safety.
Congratulations to the Sorensen alumni who won on election day!
Jonathan Baliles, Richmond City Council
Kelly Carmichael Booz, Alexandria School Board
Dave Butler, Leesburg Town Council
John Taylor Chapman, Alexandria City Council
Glenn Davis, Virginia Beach City Council
Dan Edwards, Virginia Beach School Board
Kimberly Gray, Richmond City School Board
Robert Hurt, U.S. House of Representatives
Scott Rigell, U.S. House of Representatives
Dave Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Amelia Ross-Hammond, Virginia Beach City Council
Paul Smedberg, Alexandria City Council
Leonard Tengco, Virginia Beach School Board
Justin Wilson, Alexandria City Council
Rosemary Wilson, Virginia Beach City Council
If you know of someone we missed, please let us know at email@example.com with their name and office.
Amelia Ross-Hammond (CTP 2011; PLP 2012) has announced her candidacy for Virginia Beach City Council in the Kempsville district.
The Board of Governors of Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (VSB-YLC) voted to honor Leonard C. Tengco (PLP 2011; CTP 2012) for his outstanding service to the bar and the public. Last October, Tengco served as the Chair of the Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference hosted at Regent University School of Law. Guest speakers included Sorensen's very own John L. Newby II (PLP 2011), Stephen E. Parker (PLP 2011), and Tony H. Pham (PLP 2012), and nearly one-hundred college students throughout Virginia attended the full-day event. Tengco will be formally recognized at the VSB-YLC Reception, held in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar's 74th Annual Membership & Awards Meeting at the Cavalier Hotel Beach Club in Virginia Beach next month.
Tengco is also a candidate for the Virginia Beach School Board-Centerville District. His 2011 PLP Class voted him as having the "Best Sense of Humor" and "Most Likely to be Involved in a Political Scandal."
We're in the middle of accepting applications for our 2012 Political Leaders and Candidate Training Programs. If you or someone you know would be a strong applicant, please encourage them to apply today, before the November 14th deadline passes them by.
The Political Leaders Program is a leadership development program for residents of Virginia interested in becoming more active in public service. Participants spend one weekend a month from March through December traveling across the state along with 35 other civic-minded individuals. The cost of the Political Leaders Program is $2,250, though financial assistance is available.
The Candidate Training Program, set for Jan. 19-22 at Montpelier, is an intensive, four-day program focused on the fundamentals of running a winning campaign for office. Participants will explore the nuts and bolts of building a strong campaign from the ground up, with a focus on Virginia. The cost of the Candidate Training Program is $900 for an individual room, and $750 for a shared double room.
Sorensen seeks participants from all political affiliations, socio-economic backgrounds, and professions from Virginia. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available.
John Hardy Willson (CTP Spring 2010; PLP 2011) was recently appointed to the position of Vice President-Membership of the Hanover County Historical Society by their Board of Directors. The Hanover County Historical Society, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed on April 2, 1967. The mission of the Society is, "To promote Hanover County's rich history and heritage," through research, assistance to citizens and organizations, educational programs and advocacy in historical site preservation. The Hanover County Historical Society works hand in hand with other Hanover associations, such as the Hanover Tavern Foundation, Historic Polegreen Foundation, and the Hanover County Black Heritage Society, as well as in statewide and national initiatives.