Wade Jewell is the executive director of the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), where is responsible for providing regulatory enforcement, policy development and coordination of services to constituents and stakeholders, budgeting, financial and operational management, and leadership to the organization. He has served Virginia state government since 1988. His early experiences include 15 years with the Department of Corrections in positions such as financial systems, financial reporting and budget managers, and shorter financial and operational management stints with the Department of Social Services, the Department of Transportation and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Prior to joining the Board of Accountancy, Wade spent three and a half years with the State Compensation Board, leaving as the assistant executive secretary with responsibilities for the budget, finance, auditing, reporting & policy sections of the agency. Prior to joining state government, Wade held numerous positions with Reynolds Metals Company and as controller for Smith-Midland Corporation, a pre-cast concrete company. Wade holds a B.S. in business administration (accounting) with honors from the University of Richmond. He is a 2004 graduate of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Executive Institute, a 2005 graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute, a 2006 graduate of the Advanced Management Institute and a 2008 graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association. Wade currently serves on the Executive Director’s (ED) Committee, the Accounting Licensing Database (ALD) Committee and the Strategic Planning group of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). A "Virginian" since 1980, Wade is married with four children and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, living by his faith, spending time at the beach and is a sports enthusiast.