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Gov. McAuliffe names Adams new VDACS commissioner

RICHMOND, Va. (June 17, 2014) — Sandra “Sandy” J. Adams’s nearly 20 years of service in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has not gone unnoticed.
Davis has been appointed the commonwealth’s commissioner of VDACS by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Adams most recently served as acting VDACS commishioner.
It was her second time in that role.
Prior to leading VDACS in an acting capacity, she served for 3 1/2 years as the agency’s deputy commissioner.
In her new role in the top spot of the agency, she is responsible for promoting “the economic growth and development of agriculture, providing consumer protection, and encouraging environmental stewardship,” McAuliffe said.
Prior to serving as deputy commissioner, Adams served 10 years as VDACS director of administrative and financial services and three years as the agency’s financial director. 
In addition to her nearly two decades at VDACS, Adams served 12 years in a number of positions at the Virginia Department of Taxation. 
Adams received her bachelor of arts degree in economics from Mary Washington College and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.