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ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. HERRING ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

Richmond--Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the following staff appointments in the Office of Attorney General.

"I am appreciative that these established as well as up and coming talents are joining our team," said Attorney General Herring. "None of them are new to public service, and they all bring strong credentials and commitment to the work set out before us." 

John W. Daniel II will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Commerce, Environment &Technology.  He's been a partner at Williams Mullen, and a former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources.  Mr. Daniel also served as an Assistant Attorney General and as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Resources in Virginia.

Linda Bryant will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Public Safety & Enforcement.  Bryant has been a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Norfolk, having worked her way up through the ranks in the office since 1996, following active duty service in the United States Army.  Trained as a parachutist, Bryant did her tour of duty as a Captain with the 7th Transportation Group - then co-located at Fort Eustis and Fort Story in Newport News and Virginia Beach. When Bryant served, it was one of the most deployed units of the U.S. Army.  She's been an adjunct professor at William and Mary Law School.

Jeff Bourne will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Transportation, Real Estate and Land Use & Construction Litigation.  Bourne has worked as a Deputy Chief of Staff for Richmond's Mayor.  Bourne practiced law at Morris & Morris in Richmond, where he handled civil litigation in liability and personal injury law.  Bourne serves as Chairman of Richmond's School Board.

Rhodes Ritenour will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation.  Ritenour has been a partner with LeClairRyan, focusing on intellectual property litigation, alcoholic beverage control regulation, and serving as Leader of the Firm's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Team.  Ritenour clerked for U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser in the Western District of Virginia.  Before law school, he served in the Policy Office of Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner, and worked in the Press Office of Vice President Al Gore.

Kevin O'Holleran will serve as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General.  O'Holleran has extensive management experience in Virginia politics, having managed the Attorney General's campaign and his 2007 campaign for the Senate of Virginia.  He has previously served as the Maryland state director for Share our Strength, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger, political director for The Atlas Project, a campaign data analysis firm, and vice president of a direct mail firm.  

Leigh Archer will serve as Director of Administration.  Archer comes from the Virginia Department of Health where she served as EEO and Employee Relations Manager.  Prior to that, she managed human resources for LeClairRyan and was an Employee Relations Consultant at the Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution.  Archer holds a law degree from the University of Richmond.

Michael Kelly will serve as Director of Communications.  Kelly has most recently served as the public information officer for the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, the largest campus law enforcement agency in Virginia. He previously served as traveling press secretary on the U.S. Senate campaign of Tim Kaine and in various communications roles in the Office of Representative Tom Perriello, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus and the Office of Governor Timothy M. Kaine.

Brittany Anderson will serve as Special Assistant to the Attorney General. Anderson was the Legislative Aide for then-Senator Mark Herring. Prior to that, Anderson served as Legislative Aide for Delegate Joe Morrissey. She was a Field Organizer for Boucher Congress after getting a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech in 2010.

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