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Economic Development Partnership Authority, Virginia

  • Description: To encourage, stimulate and support the development and expansion of the economy of the Commonwealth through economic development.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Qualifications: Each of the nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committee shall possess expertise in at least one of the following areas: marketing; international commerce; finance or grant administration; state, regional, or local economic development; measuring the effectiveness of incentive programs; law; information technology; transportation; workforce development; or manufacturing.
  • Staff Contact:

    Christy T. Morton, Vice President of External Affairs, Virginia Economic Development Partnership,, 804-545-5613

Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Richard Harrell Joint Rules Expires 06/30/2025
Steven Stone Joint Rules Expires 06/30/2025
The Honorable L. Nick Rush Joint Rules Expires 06/30/2026
C. Daniel Clemente Joint Rules Expires 06/30/2026
7 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Caren Merrick Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable Stephen E. Cummings Secretary of Finance
John F. Reinhart Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
John O. "Dubby" Wynne Chairman, Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board
Anne Oman Staff Director, House Appropriations Committee
April Kees Staff Director, Senate Committee on Finance
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 0 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 11
Max # Ex Officio: 6
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