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Sandra J. Adams, Acting Commissioner

Adams is currently serving as Deputy Commissioner of VDACS. She has been in this position for three and a half years after serving briefly as VDACS Acting Commissioner for five months in 2010 after VDACS Commissioner Todd Haymore was appointed Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry by Governor McDonnell and before Lohr was began his tenure at VDACS. Prior to that, Adams served ten years as VDACS Director of Administrative & Financial Services and three years as the Finance Director for the Department. Before that, she held a variety of financial, managerial, and auditing positions with the Department of Taxation, including six years as Budget Manager of that agency. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mary Washington College and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager.

Meeting Notice

Currently no public meetings are scheduled on the Commissioner's regulations.

Commissioner's Column

March 21, 2014
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