McAuliffe announces new Virginia Employment Commissioner

newspaperGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Ellen Marie Hess as the new commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission.

Hess was previously appointed Deputy Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by Governor McAuliffe.  She oversaw the agency’s legislative, legal, and policy functions, as well as the Highway Safety Office.

Hess has been with dmv since January 2008 and has more than 20 years’ experience in policy and regulatory functions in state government.  Prior to her service at DMV, she was the Director of Labor and Employment Law at the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and a Staff Attorney with the Virginia Department of Taxation.

She also gained private sector experience as In-house Counsel at Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company.

Hess received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and a juris doctor from the University of Richmond.

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The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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