The newly seated Douglas administration is appointing new commissioners and secretaries to head up the departments and agencies of state government. VPR is airing a series of interviews during Morning Edition with the new appointees. Follow the links below to hear the interviews:
Interview: Transportation secretary
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with Patricia McDonald, the incoming secretary of the Agency of Transportation.
Interview: Agriculture commissioner
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with Steve Kerr, the incoming commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
Interview: SRS commissioner
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with James Morse, former Supreme Court justice and incoming commissioner of Social and Rehabilitative Services.
Interview: Human Services commissioner
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with the incoming commissioner of Human Services, Charles Smith.
Interview: Commerce secretary
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with the incoming secretary of Commerce and Community Development, Kevin Dorn.
Interview: ANR secretary
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with Wibs McClain, the incoming secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources.
Interview: Douglas transition team
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with Mike Smith, the head of the transition team for Governor-elect Jim Douglas.
Douglas administration appointees. This list is updated as appointments are announced.
Administration Agency – Michael Smith
Commerce & Community Development (CCD) – Kevin Dorn
Human Services (AHS) – Charlie Smith
Natural Resources (ANR) – Wibs McLain
Transportation (AOT) – Patricia McDonald
Aging & Disabilities (AHS) – Patrick Flood
Agriculture, Food & Markets – Steve Kerr
Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) – John Crowley
Buildings and General Services – Tom Torti
Corrections (AHS) – Steve Gold
Developmental & Mental Health Services (AHS) – Susan Besio
Education – Ray McNulty
Employment & Training – Anne Ginevan
Environmental Conservation (ANR) – Jeffrey Wennberg
Finance & Management – Robert Hofmann
Forest, Parks & Recreation (ANR) – Jonathan Wood
Housing & Community Affairs (CCD) – John Hall
Labor & Industry – Michael Bertrand
Liquor Control – Michael Hogan
Personnel – Cynthia LaWare
Prevention, Assistance, Transition & Health Access (AHS) – Patricia House
Public Safety – Kerry Sleeper
Public Service (CCD) – David O’Brien
Social & Rehabilitation Services (AHS) – Justice James Morse
Taxes – Richard Mallary
Tourism & Marketing (CCD) – Bruce Hyde
Department of Emergency Management – Albie Lewis