RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Office of the Governor
Charles Matthew “Matt” West, Policy Assistant
Matt West has been appointed to the position of Policy Assistant. Matt previously served as a 2017 Governor’s Fellow. He recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government. While at UVA, Matt also served as the Chairman of the University’s Honor Committee.
Alexa Pinzón, Assistant Chef at the Executive Mansion
Alexa Pinzón has been appointed to the position of Assistant Chef at the Executive Mansion. Prior to her appointment, Alexa was the pastry chef at the popular Richmond dessert restaurant, Shyndigz. Alexa is a native of Richmond, VA, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Leslie J. Frazier, Assistant Director of Appointments
Leslie J. Frazier has been appointed as the Assistant Director of Appointments in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. She has been with the administration since January 2014 and previously served as the Policy Director for the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Prior to joining the administration, Leslie worked on Governor McAuliffe’s inaugural committee as the Hampton Roads Ball Lead, planning a ball that honored Virginia’s veterans, active duty military, and their families. Leslie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Spanish from the University of Virginia and her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Virginia Tech.
Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism
Small Business Commission
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Authority
Virginia Port Authority