A five-member, part-time board and Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill, all appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam, provide leadership for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
Virginia ABC Board of Directors
Maria J. K. Everett
Maria Everett serves as chair of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Board. She was formerly a senior attorney at the Division of Legislative Services and director of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. She staffed legislative committees including serving as counsel to the
House Committee on General Laws. She has drafted legislation impacting the regulation and sale of alcoholic beverages,
including the Authority legislation. She also drafted and analyzed legislation around state procurement and public
disclosure. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech and a Juris Doctor degree from the George
Mason University School of Law.
William “Bill” Euille is the chief executive officer of The Euille Group, LLC, in Alexandria, a business development consulting firm. He served as mayor of Alexandria from 2003-2016 after first being elected to the city council in 1994. He began his career as an accountant with an Alexandria construction company, advancing to vice president/controller. In 1987, he formed WM. D. Euille & Associates, a construction services firm. Euille earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. His numerous community affairs roles include the William D. Euille Foundation; and serving on the boards of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Gregory F. Holland
Greg Holland has been a litigator in Virginia for nearly 40 years, specializing in personal injury and insurance law. He is a member and past president of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond. He served on the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar year for three years, the last year as co-chair. Holland has been chosen a Virginia Super Lawyer for more than ten years. Since 2013, he has been selected each year for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in four categories. Holland graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his law degree at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.
Beth Hungate-Noland serves as vice chair of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Board and recently rejoined the law firm of Williams Mullen as a partner where she specializes in corporate law and governance. Her return to Williams Mullen follows three years of service as a managing director at Markel Corporation. Hungate-Noland earned a B.A. degree in criminal justice from Roanoke College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Mark Rubin was most recently the executive director of the Virginia Center for Consensus Building at Virginia Commonwealth University and continues to serve as a member of the McCammon Group. He is a former senior advisor and counselor for then-governor Tim Kaine. Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Travis Hill serves as the head of Virginia ABC and works with the five-member board of directors to set the course and strategic objectives for the authority. He has also lead ABC through its transition from an agency to an authority structure. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Hill served as Virginia ABC's chief operating officer after being appointed to that position by Gov. McAuliffe in October 2014. During his time as COO, Hill focused on increased revenue, a modernization of business practices and agency infrastructure and enhancing regulatory service provided by the Bureau of Law Enforcement. Before arriving at ABC, Hill previously served as deputy secretary of agriculture and forestry, having been appointed by Gov. McAuliffe in January 2014 after serving in the same capacity under Gov. McDonnell since July 2011. Prior to that, Hill worked as an attorney in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen representing a wide variety of clients before the Virginia General Assembly, the State Corporation Commission and other regulatory bodies, including Virginia ABC. Hill received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chief Administrative Officer
David Alfano serves as the authority’s Chief Administrative Officer, providing oversight for the authority’s finance, human resources and procurement teams and functions. Prior to joining ABC in 2022, Alfano served 18 years with the Federal Reserve System’s National Information Technology Division, working as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Vice President, Treasury Service; and Vice President and Controller. Alfano also oversaw a technical team that provided IT infrastructure services for United States Treasury business applications supporting online purchasing, collections, payments, accounting and reporting services. In addition to his prior responsibility over financial management and procurement functions, Alfano was a member of the Federal Reserve National IT Executive Team that partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank HR team in defining HR strategies and processes. Prior to his work at the Federal Reserve, Alfano spent more than 11 years at Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions Group as controller and assistant controller. He started his career in public accounting as an external auditor, prior to serving as an assistant controller for a commercial real estate developer. Alfano graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Transformation Officer
Elizabeth Chu serves as Virginia ABC’s chief transformation officer, providing guidance for the authority’s transformative efforts to ensure priorities and objectives are met as she oversees the project management, business transformation, and diversity, equity and inclusion offices. Chu works with ABC’s chief executive officer in the newly formed transformation program for the constantly evolving organization, incorporating ABC teammates to help drive progress. Critical to her role is supporting ABC’s modernization strategy as the organization continues to mature as an authority. Management of cross-functional collaboration throughout the organization is vital to Chu’s role and the success of the newly minted transformation office. Prior to joining Virginia ABC in 2021, Chu accumulated extensive experience in guiding organizations through business transformation. As a partner at Thought Logic Consulting in Richmond for several years, Chu worked with businesses to address transformational challenges. Prior to that, the University of Virginia graduate was part of the people and organizational change practice at EY Advisory Services. Other transformational consulting work preceded that with roles at Deloitte Consulting and Global Lead Management Consulting. Chu holds a master’s degree in comparative and regional studies from American University’s School of International Service.
Government Affairs Officer and General Counsel
John Daniel is Virginia ABC’s government affairs officer and general counsel. In this role, Daniel collaborates with and serves as an advisor to Virginia ABC’s CEO and executive team members through the analysis and interpretation of laws and government policies, considering their potential impact to the authority. Daniel manages the authority’s hearings division, the office of legal counsel, and the legislative and fiscal policy officer. Daniel acts as a liaison between the Virginia General Assembly and the authority. Prior to joining ABC in 2018, Daniel served as a deputy attorney general for Virginia. He began his career with the Division of Legislative Services and the Office of the Attorney General and has also served as Virginia’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade. Most notably, in 1986, Daniel was appointed by then-Gov. Gerald Baliles as the commonwealth’s first secretary of natural resources. Daniel has also held positions in the private sector, working for several law firms including McGuireWoods, Williams Mullen and Mays, Valentine (now Troutman Sanders). Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond.
Chief Retail Operations Officer
Mark Dunham serves as Virginia ABC’s chief retail operations officer, directing retail operations, warehouse/logistics, real estate and marketing teams. He oversees a staff of approximately 1,000 full-time and more than 3,000 part-time employees and an annual operating budget of nearly $174 million while generating more than $1 billion in revenue. Prior to joining ABC in 2016 as the director of logistics, Dunham had a 25-year career with Southern States Cooperative where he served in many capacities including retail store manager, project manager and business analyst, and in management positions overseeing master data, customer service, wholesale operations and distribution. Dunham has also served as president of the American Production and Inventory Control Society Richmond chapter, a professional association for supply chain management and a provider of research, education and certification programs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public management from The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.
Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Thomas Kirby serves as chief law enforcement officer where he provides leadership and oversight for Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement. Chief Kirby has served in law enforcement for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a local police officer in Newport News and Hampton where he worked for nine years before joining Virginia ABC in 2001 as a special agent in the bureau’s Hampton and Richmond regional offices. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge for the Richmond region in 2009 and to special agent in charge of a newly created Fredericksburg region in 2012. Chief Kirby also served as the special agent in charge of the Hampton region. In 2014, he was promoted to regional agent in charge, leading four regional offices and the bureau’s special operations unit. Two years later he was appointed to the position of deputy chief of field operations, and in 2018 he was named chief. His academic accomplishments include associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminology from St. Leo University and a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. Chief Kirby is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the University of Richmond's Professional Executive Leadership program. In 2019, he was elected to serve on the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s board of directors and is currently the secretary/treasurer.
Chief Information Officer
Paul Williams serves as Virginia ABC’s chief information officer. Prior to joining ABC in 2015, Williams was an interim CIO for Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world. Before that, he served as CIO or vice president of information technology for several other companies including children’s clothing retailer, The Children’s Place, and Alvarez & Marsal Holdings Inc. Since joining Virginia ABC, Williams has restructured the information technology department into core functions for better efficiency, created a steering committee to manage the authority’s portfolio of projects and created a technology strategy and roadmap for Virginia ABC systems. Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and computing from the University of Aston in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Chief Digital and Branding Officer
Vida Williams is Virginia ABC’s first Chief Digital and Branding Officer. In this role, Williams guides the authority’s digital and web operations, communications and education and prevention teams and supports its eCommerce initiatives. Williams works with the authority’s Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill to facilitate and inspire continued digital innovation, as well as enhance ABC’s customer experience using a variety of communications and community engagement tools that support the Virginia ABC brand. Her focus is on using innovation to create an infrastructure for economic development, community engagement and customer service in ways that provide access, as well as public safety and responsibility. Williams brings to the authority extensive experience in guiding organizations through data-driven business transformation. Prior to joining ABC, she served as Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Data Officer at the Richmond-based SingleStone Consulting, an information technology services company. As an adjunct professor from 2016-2022, earning the title “Innovator in Residence” for nearly four of those years, at VCU’s da Vinci Center, Williams led budding entrepreneurs through special projects to advance innovation for social good. Her previous experience also includes working as managing partner at The Axis Partners, Inc., a Richmond-based strategic enterprise planning and execution, data sciences services firm, and as vice president of project management at Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. in Richmond. The Duke University graduate previously held positions managing a variety of IT and data-driven strategic planning projects at companies including Oracle, Whitlock, Bell Techlogix, Inc., B2B Solutions and Alstom Energy.
Please refer to the Commonwealth Calendar for a schedule of upcoming Virginia ABC Board meetings and for minutes of past meetings.