VRA Director Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Public Finance

Stephanie Hamlett ’81

Stephanie Hamlett ’81

In January, Gov. Ralph Northam reappointed Stephanie Hamlett ’81 executive director of the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA). She served previously as executive director of VRA from 2010 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017.

Hamlett was chosen last year for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Chapter of Women in Public Finance. The organization annually honors a woman who has long served in public finance and who has made a mark on that field in Virginia.

Hamlett has held a number of positions at the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, including counsel to a variety of state agencies, the Virginia Retirement System and the Virginia College Savings Plan among them. She also has served as opinions counsel and was staff counsel to the Virginia House of Delegates Finance and Appropriations committees.

Hamlett earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Mary Washington and a law degree from the University of Richmond. She holds a master’s degree in tax law from the College of William & Mary. Govs. Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe appointed her to the Virginia Freedom of Information Council, with a term ending June 2019.

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