Manju Ganeriwala serves on the VRA board as the State Treasurer first appointed by Governor Kaine in January 2009, and reappointed by both Governor McDonnell in 2010, and Governor McAuliffe in 2014. Ganeriwala chairs VRA's Audit Committee and also serves on the Budget and Portfolio Risk Management Committees. As Treasurer, she oversees the investment of over $10 billion in public funds; management of over $15 billion in debt; issuance of bonds; provision of banking services; and administration of the state's insurance and unclaimed property programs. Ganeriwala also serves as the Chair of the Virginia Treasury Board and is a member of other boards including the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Valerie Thomson joined the VRA board in June 2014 as the designee to David Paylor, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Valerie is firmly committed to the protection of the Commonwealth's environmental well being. She has served as the Director of Administration for DEQ since 2003.
The VRA Board was unexpectedly visited by Santa (Randy Burdette, VRA Board member and Director of Department of Aviation) at its December meeting
John Aulbach serves on the VRA Board as the designated alternate of the Virginia Health Commissioner, one of the ex-officio members.
John H. Rust, Jr. was appointed to the VRA Board in 2012 by Governor Robert McDonnell. An attorney by training, Mr. Rust resides in Fairfax where he and members of his family have been active in matters relating to the community and the Commonwealth for over 100 years.
Preserving the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds is certainly important to us at VRA, but it also is critical to every locality in Virginia and all the residents they serve. For this reason, the Commonwealth is joining with 42 other states in appealing to members of Congress to maintain the tax exempt status of these bonds.
Congratulations to VRA Board Vice-Chair Rhu Harris on Being Named a Richmond Times-Dispatch Person of the Year!
December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020