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Cumberland native to serve in office of new Speaker of VA House

Lindsey Watson will serve as director of Scheduling and Administration. Watson currently serves as director of the Executive Mansion under Gov. Ralph Northam. Lindsey brings wide-ranging experience in state government to the Speaker’s office, having previously worked as deputy director of scheduling to Northam and executive assistant to former first lady Dorothy McAuliffe. She has also held positions at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Born and raised in Cumberland County, Watson holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.