McAuliffe Names Layne to be Secretary of Transportation
Governor-elect McAuliffe has named Aubrey Layne to be the next Secretary of Transportation.
Mr. Layne was recently President of Achievable Dream Academies in Newport News, VA.
An Achievable Dream
is a unique partnership between public schools and the local business community to give students, who are at risk of failure in school due to socio-economic factors, a chance to succeed.
He began his association with An Achievable Dream over 10 years ago as a Board Member and Endowment Fund Chairman.
Prior to joining An Achievable Dream, Mr. Layne was President and Principle Broker of Great Atlantic Properties, which was sold in 2012.
He joined the company in 1994 and was responsible for the operational activities, new business acquisition, and capital improvement strategy as well as banking and investor relationships.
Before joining Great Atlantic, Mr. Layne worked in a retail business, Hofheimer's Inc., for ten years, most recently as its President.
Prior to Hofheimer's, he was a CPA with KPMG where he began his professional career after college.
Mr. Layne earned a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Richmond (1979), is a Virginia Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and received an MBA from Old Dominion University with a concentration in International Business (1997).
In 2011, Mr. Layne
completed the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute
for Political Leaders program.
He is a registered real estate broker in Virginia and North Carolina.
Mr. Layne serves on many regional and state boards.
In 2009, he was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Commonwealth Transportation Board as the Hampton Roads representative.
also received a gubernatorial appointment from Governor McDonnell in 2010 to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel Commission
and assumed the Commission's chairmanship in 2012.
In addition, he
was selected for the Envision Virginia
Beach 2040 Commission.
Other board activities include business, educational, and community organizations such as the United Way of South Hampton Roads
was named Virginia
Beach King Neptune XXXIX in 2012.
resides in Virginia
Beach, VA with his