Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced Sandra “Sandy” J. Adams as Commissioner of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Sandy Adams most recently served as Acting VDACS Commissioner. This was Adams’ second time serving as Acting Commissioner.
Prior to leading VDACS in an acting capacity, Adams served for three and a half years as the agency’s Deputy Commissioner.
In her new role as VDACS Commissioner, Adams is responsible for managing an agency that promotes the economic growth and development of agriculture, provides consumer protection, and encourages environmental stewardship.
Prior to serving as Deputy Commissioner, Adams served ten years as VDACS Director of Administrative & Financial Services and three years as the agency’s Financial Director. In addition to her almost 20 years at VDACS, Adams served 12 years in a number of positions at the 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.