Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) officially appointed Byrd E. White, III as the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This comes after White stepped down from the Raleigh County Commission on Friday.
White preveiously served as Executive Vice President of The Vecillio Group where he gathered road construction and management experience. He was later named the President of Ranger Construction – South, which is a subsidiary of The Vecillio Group.
“It is my number one priority to get all our roads across the state in top shape as quickly as is reasonable and feasible to do,” said Gov. Justice. “Byrd completely understands my directive and I am confident that he will carry this out professionally and efficiently.”
White served on the Raleigh County Commission since 2015. Before that he was the Recorder-Treasurer for the City of Beckley. The Commission is currently in the process of searching for his replacement.