McDonnell announces members of government reform commission

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has named 31 members to his Government Reform and Restructuring commission.

The commission is tasked wtih developing recommendations to streamline and restructure state government. McDonnell said in a statement that the commission will be charged wtih finding new ways to eliminate duplicate, oudated and ineffective services. A report is due July 16.

Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, will chair the commission. Malek has a wealth private sector experience, including work at Marriott, McKinsey & Co. and the Carlyle Group. He’s also held prominent political roles. He served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Nixon, managed President H.W. Bush’s re-election campaign and most recently served as co-chairman of John McCain’s campaign finance committee during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Mike Thompson, chairman and president of Thomas Jefferon Instiute for Public Policy, and Bill Leighty, former chief of staff to Govs. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, will serve as special advisers to the commission.

McDonnell is launching the commission at a Richmond Times-Dispatch public square on Monday.

In addition to Malek, the commission will include:

·      Alexandra Liddy Bourne, executive director, American Energy Freedom Center, Alexandria
·      Del. Bob Brink, Arlington.
·      Heather Carroll Cox, senior vice president, Customer Operations and Business Chief Risk Officer, Capital One, Alexandria
·      William Eggers, director, Deloitte Public Leadership Institute, Arlington
·      Howard Estes, principal, Estes & Associates, Midlothian
·      Mayor Paul Fraim, Norfolk
·      Bruce Gemmill, president, Campbell and Associates, Fairfax
·      Marcia Gilliam, president, CSE Financial Services, Abingdon
·      Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell, Stafford
·      Councilwoman Alicia Hughes, Alexandria
·      Michelle Jenkins,  attorney, Gate City
·      Councilwoman Suzy Kelly, CEO, Jo-Kell Inc., Chesapeake
·      Bobbie Kilberg, president & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Reston
·      Benjamin Lambert, former Virginia State senator, Richmond
·      Sen.  Louise Lucas, Portsmouth
·      Sen.  Ryan McDougle, Hanover
·      Alexander B. McMurtrie Jr., former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Chesterfield
·      Maurice McTigue, vice president & distinguished visiting scholar, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Arlington
·      Sen. Mark Obenshain, Harrisonburg
·      Del. G. Glenn Oder, Newport News
·      Scott Pattison, executive director, National Association of State Budget Officers, Midlothian
·      John H. Rust Jr., principal, Rust & Rust PC and former chairman of Attorney Gen. McDonnell’s Regulatory Reform Commission, Fairfax
·      Geoff Segal, vice president, Macquarie Capital, Arlington
·      Gilbert Shelton, retired banker and business consultant, Caroline
·      Ron Tillett, managing director, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., Midlothian
·      Del. Lee Ware, Powhatan
·      Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, Arlington
·      John O. “Dubby” Wynne, vice chair, Council on Virginia’s Future, Virginia Beach
·      Ric Brown, secretary of finance
·      Lisa Hicks-Thomas, secretary of administration

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