As the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control transitions to an Authority, a new leadership structure has begun to take shape. While a five-member, part-time board will officially take the helm on July 1, 2018, new board members have already been appointed to serve in the interim. Additionally, Gov. Ralph Northam has appointed Travis Hill as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, which became effective Monday, January 15.
The governor appointed former Chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Jeff Painter, to continue his service to the Commonwealth as chair of the authority's board of directors. Gov. Northam also appointed Mark Rubin to serve on the authority board of directors.
During the transition period leading up to July 1, Maria Everett and Beth Hungate-Noland were appointed to fill two of the positions on the department board. Everett will serve as chair of the department board. By virtue of their serving on the department board, Everett and Hungate-Noland will also serve on the authority board of directors. There is one remaining department board appointment to be made by the governor.