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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:
Cynthia V. Bailey will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Health, Education, and Social Services. She previously served as Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Gerald Baliles and in the administration of Attorney General Mary Sue Terry. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law with extensive experience in Virginia state government and the private sector, having worked on environmental, safety, and health matters for James River Corporation. For the last thirteen years she has served as a consultant and attorney specializing in environmental, safety, and health issues at the federal, state, and local level.
Trevor S. Cox will serve as Deputy Solicitor General. He was most recently in private practice at Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, where he represented public and private companies and their officers and directors in litigation matters related to securities, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, and in a variety of matters involving Virginia law. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, a master's from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
G. Timothy Oksman will serve as Opinions Counsel, leading the process by which the Attorney General fulfills his statutory obligation to provide official and unofficial legal opinions to authorized recipients including the Governor, legislators, state agencies, constitutional officers, and other state and local officers and employees. Oksman has extensive experience in local government law, having served as Portsmouth City Attorney, Richmond City Attorney, and Assistant County Attorney for Henrico County, and he currently serves as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Portsmouth. He was a member of the Governor's Regulatory Reform Advisory Commission under Governor Charles S. Robb and is a Vietnam veteran who served in combat as a reporter/photographer with the 20th Engineer Brigade. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School.
Nicole Monroe will serve as Director of Information Systems for Administration. She was previously the manager of End User Services for LeClairRyan and the Desktop Architect for VCU Health System. Monroe holds a bachelor's degree from Spelman College and a master's in Management Information Systems from Strayer University. She also serves on the steering committee for Richtech's WIT (Women in Information Technology) group and is an active member of the International Legal Technology Association.
Tonya E. Woodson will serve as Director of Human Resources. She has extensive experience in employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, policy administration. She has experience in human resources in Virginia state government and the private sector, having served as a human resources consultant to the Virginia Department of Health, a human resources officer at the Virginia Department of Military Affairs, and the Human Resources Director for Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. She is a graduate of James Madison University and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR.)
Emily Bowles will serve as Director of Scheduling. She most recently worked as a committee operations assistant in the Office of the Clerk of the Virginia Senate. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia who previously worked as a new media assistant on Tim Kaine's U.S. Senate campaign, and worked as a Governor's Fellow in the Commerce and Trade secretariat under Governor Bob McDonnell.
Jonathan Ward will serve as Confidential Assistant to the Attorney General. Ward most recently worked in subcommittee operations in the Office of the Clerk of the Virginia Senate, following three years as a Field Artillery Officer commissioned officer in the U.S. Army where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and was awarded a Bronze Star. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and is a National Guardsman.