Governor Ralph Northam recently announced additional appointments to his Administration.


Secretariat of Natural Resources

Joshua Saks, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources

Joshua Saks has been appointed Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources. Prior to his appointment, he served as Legislative Director at the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC where he managed a portfolio that included climate change and carbon reduction, climate resiliency, public lands and the Endangered Species Act. He has also held legislative and research positions at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation and the Clean Air Council. Joshua obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts degree in Classics from St. John’s College. He also completed coursework in economics at the USDA Graduate School.

Ellen Bolen, Deputy Director, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Ellen Bolen has been appointed Deputy Director of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Prior to her appointment, Ellen served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator and the Undersecretary of Commerce…



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