Governor McDonnell Announces Additional Appointments to Administration
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an additional appointment to his administration in the Office of the Secretary of Finance. In addition, he announced appointments to two Virginia boards and commissions.
Bios for today's appointments can be found below. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell Administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.
Office of the Secretary of Finance
Rudy Burgess, Senior Special Assistant to the Secretary of Finance
Rudy Burgess is a senior finance professional with 25 years of experience, including a Fortune 100 company and previous roles as an Associate Hospital Administrator and Chief Financial Officer involved in performance improvement modeling and cost management in the healthcare industry. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at Averett University in the Executive MBA and Undergraduate Program for four years instructing Advanced Finance and Management Theory and Practice. Burgess earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 and his Masters in Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986. He is actively involved in Fellowship Community Church and is President of the Kings Charter Homeowners Association. Burgess resides in Hanover County where he assists his wife in the operation of her nutrition and wellness business. He is married to the former June Henley, and they have two children.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
- Joseph C. Palmer, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Owner and Operator of Joey's Crab Company
- Whitt G. Sessoms, III of Virginia Beach, President of Cape Development and Real Estate Company
- Patricia Thomas Evans of Fairfax, Managing Consultant for IBM
- Ernestine K. Middleton of Virginia Beach
- Carole Weinstein* of Richmond
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