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Chief Data Officer
Ken Pfeil

Virginia Data Advisory Commission

Virginia Data Advisory Commission

The Virginia Data Advisory Commission (the Commission) is established as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government. The Commission shall advise the Office of Data Governance and Analytics (the Office), established pursuant to § 2.2-203.2:4, on issues related to data sharing, including open data, data analytics, and data governance. The Commission shall (i) set, plan, and prioritize data sharing performance goals for the Commonwealth, (ii) review agency accomplishments, and (iii) recommend solutions that will establish the Commonwealth as a national leader in data-driven policy, evidence-based decision making, and outcome-based performance management. The responsibilities of the commission include:

  • Study, report, and make recommendations to the Governor on all areas of data governance, quality, sharing, analytics, reporting, intelligence, and performance management
  • Advise and assist the Office of Data Governance and Analytics to set, plan, prioritize, and review data and outcome performance goals and objectives to improve operational efficiency, increase delivery of customer-centered services, and promote better outcomes for constituents
  • Make recommendations to the Governor on performance goals and objectives requiring engagement from organizations across state government
  • Cooperate with local governments and governmental agencies

Learn more about the Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee that worked with the Office of Data Governance and Analytics to develop a permanent data sharing and analytics governance structure for the Commonwealth. The Advisory Committee’s “Data Sharing and Analytics Governance Structure for the Commonwealth of Virginia” recommended establishing a Virginia Data Advisory Commission, Executive Data Board, Data Governance Council, and Data Stewards Group.

The next Virginia Data Advisory Commission Meeting date will be determined. 

Read the 2022 VDAC Annual Report.

Read the 2021 VDAC Annual Report.

Virginia Data Advisory Commission Members

Senate Members

  • Adam P. Ebbin, 30th District of Virginia

House of Delegate Members

  • C. E. "Cliff" Hayes, 77th District of Virginia

Secretariat Members

  • Ken Pfeil, Virginia Chief Data Officer
  • Margaret "Lyn" McDermid, Secretary of Administration
  • John Littel, Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Terry Cole, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • Stephen Emery Cummings, Secretary of Finance
  • Kay Coles James, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Matthew Lohr, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Travis A. Voyles, Acting Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources
  • Caren Merrick, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Secretary of Education
  • Craig Crenshaw, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • W. Sheppard "Shep" Miller III, Secretary of Transportation
  • Martin D. Brown, Chief Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion Officer
  • Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • George "Bryan" Slater, Secretary of Labor

Regional Representatives

  • Keith Costello, Professor, Computer Information Systems, Wytheville Community College, Bland County Supervisor
  • Bojan Duric, Chief Data Officer for the City of Virginia Beach
  • David Robinson, Systems Engineering Manager, HawkEye 360
  • Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Tech, Institute for Policy and Governance
  • Zaki Barzinji, Aspen Digital
  • Arlyn Burgess, Chief of Staff for University of Virginia School of Data Science

Virginia Data Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2023 VDAC Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2022 VDAC Meeting Minutes

July 19, 2022 VDAC Meeting Minutes

November 22, 2021 VDAC Meeting Minutes

October 26, 2021 VDAC Meeting Minutes