Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ Announces Nan

Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ Announces Nancy Rodrigues as Deputy Director

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Virginia's Secretary of Administration to Join 2019 Commemoration Team in Early 2018

JAMESTOWN, Va., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ announced that Nancy Rodrigues will be the organization's new Deputy Director. Secretary Rodrigues will join the 2019 Commemoration staff in early 2018, following the completion of her term as the Commonwealth of Virginia's Secretary of Administration.

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"We are pleased to welcome Nancy to the 2019 Commemoration team," said Kathy Spangler, Executive Director of the 2019 Commemoration. "She has proven management experience, strategic guidance and extensive knowledge of every corner of Virginia will be essential as the Commemoration expands its corporate partnerships and state-wide engagement. Possessing an impressive 30 years of public service, serving as Virginia's first Latina cabinet member, and the daughter of immigrant business owners who pursued the American Dream, Nancy embodies the AMERICAN EVOLUTION themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity."

"I am pleased to continue working with the Commonwealth of Virginia in a new capacity as I join the talented 2019 Commemoration team. Ensuring that Virginia is finally recognized for its significant contributions to the formation of America is a personal priority," said Secretary Rodrigues. "I am passionate about the AMERICAN EVOLUTION themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity and I look forward to engaging local, national and international audiences with meaningful and informative events, programming, conversations and projects that spark productive conversation and showcase Virginia's indelible influence on today's America." 

Secretary Rodrigues will oversee all program administration for the 2019 Commemoration, which includes state-wide engagement, education initiatives, events and legacy project programming and corporate partnerships. She can be reached at

About the 2019 Commemoration
The 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™, a sub-agency of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, highlights events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. Featured programs, events and legacy projects will position Virginia as a leader in education, tourism and economic development. AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the ongoing journey toward the key ideals of democracy, diversity and opportunity. Dominion Resources is an AMERICAN EVOLUTIONTM Founding Partner and Altria Group is a Virginia Colony Partner


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