Charles E. James, Sr.
Director Charles E. James, Sr. comes to this position following many personal and professional experiences that uniquely prepare him for the scope of this position. He participated in the first wave of Virginia public school integration following the historic U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown decision.
Most recently, he served as Deputy Secretary of Administration under Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Among other things, James oversaw Virginia’s minority and disadvantaged business certification operations and the utilization of a disparity study. Additionally, he oversaw both the Virginia Human Rights agency and the Department of Human Resources Management, as well as the Virginia Department of Elections.