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Aubrey Layne Jr.

Aubrey Layne, Jr., CPA, serves as the Secretary of Finance in Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s administration. Having taken his oath of office on Jan. 14, 2018, he currently oversees the four main finance agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Department of Accounts; Department of Planning and Budget; Department of Taxation; and Department of the Treasury, along with the Virginia Resources Authority and the Virginia Board of Accountancy.

Previously, Governor Terence McAuliffe appointed Aubrey as Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He served in this capacity from January 2014 – January 2018. In this role, he oversaw seven agencies with over 10,000 employees and combined budgets of more than $6 billion. Prior to his appointment, he represented the Hampton Roads area on the Commonwealth Transportation Board from 2006 until January 2014.

Aubrey began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG. He earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Richmond and received an MBA from Old Dominion University with a concentration in international business.  In 2011, he completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders program.