VGEA Presidents

Harold J. Neal– Highway Department

Rodney C. Berry– Department of Agriculture

John M. Lesner – Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

W. L. Robinson– Industrial Commission

W. Frank Smyth– Department of Corrections

In 2012, Past President Pleasant Shields (front) was greeted at the Annual Meeting by fellow Past President Bill Dunlap (left) and Executive Director Ron Jordan.

In 2012, Past President Pleasant
Shields (front) was greeted at the
Annual Meeting by fellow Past Presi-
dent Bill Dunlap (left) and Executive
Director Ron Jordan.

Pleasant C. Shields– Department of Probation and Parole

Edwin L. Toone, Jr.– Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Owen E. Kahn– Department of Taxation

Billy W. Southall– Department of Agriculture

J. David Shobe, Jr.– Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Walter A. Pennington– Highway Department

John Rasmussen– Department of Forestry

Edith J. Taylor– Department of Rehabilitative Services

Mary Merritt– Old Dominion University

Walter A. Pennington– Highway Department

Lonnie E. Craig– Capitol Police

Dorline Davidson Harvey– Highway Department

Matt Thornton– Highway Department

Winfree M. Mountcastle– Department of Motor Vehicles

Teddy R. Martin– Department of Agriculture

Peter Van Acker– Department of Corrections

William Dunlap– Department of Transportation

J. Marshall Terry– Department of Taxation

Wendy Brown– Department of Corrections

Gary Wagner– Department of Corrections

Gale Grant– Department of Health (current)

 

What VGEA Members Are Saying:

  • This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…

    Dan Moon
  • VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!

    Judy Franklin
  • VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.

    April Mela
  • I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.

    Terry Alfred
  • Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.

    Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
  • VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.

    Joan Stromberg, ABC
  • Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us! 

    Karen Poff
  • The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!

    L.F., Department of Corrections
  • “I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”

    J. L. Stone
  • Great organization and I’m proud to be a member. VGEA worked tirelessly to ensure state employees received a 3% raise this year and not tied to revenue projections. VGEA is our voice to state government. I wish more state employees would join, there is strength in numbers.

    Carolyn Bethea

Representing the Commonwealth’s Employees and Retirees

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