Transportation: W. SHEPPARD ‘SHEP’ MILLER III
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; CHAIR, COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD, RICHMOND
A lifelong Norfolk resident, Miller was appointed state transportation secretary by Gov. Glenn Youngkin in January. He was previously appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to serve on the Commonwealth Transportation Board, a body he now chairs.
In 2017, Miller retired as chairman of Virginia Beach defense contractor KITCO Fiber Optics, which was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. He retains ownership of fiber optic installation company Light Tech Inc.
Miller, whose first jobs were cutting grass and catching and selling crabs, serves as vice chair on the Norfolk board of TowneBank and is also on the boards of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He previously chaired the Norfolk Economic Development Authority and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs from Hampden-Sydney College and his MBA from William & Mary.
NEW LIFE EXPERIENCE: Working in government
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