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W&M president named to OAG review panel

William & Mary President Taylor Reveley has been named to a panel charged with reviewing the operations of the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and suggesting ways for improvement.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced on Feb. 20 that Reveley has been named to the three-member review panel that will be chaired by Bill Leighty, a managing principal of DecideSmart, a former chief of staff to governors Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine and a former director of the Virginia Retirement System. Also on the panel will be Katherine Busser, executive vice president and central Virginia market president of Capital One and former rector of Virginia State University.

Prior to becoming president in 2008, Reveley served as dean of the William & Mary Law School from 1998 to 2008. Before coming to W&M, he practiced law at Hunton & Williams for 28 years. He was managing partner of the international firm for nine years.

“I am extremely appreciative that such well-qualified professionals have agreed to lead this evaluation process,” Herring said in a press release. “The office and the citizens of Virginia will be well served by the wealth and diversity of experience they will contribute.”

According to the press release, the OAG review panel will work on a volunteer basis and review functions of the office such as budget and finances, execution of the office's duties and responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act and the Conflict of Interest Act, use of outside counsel and information technology infrastructure.

Over the coming months, the group will present recommendations as available for evaluation by the Attorney General and implemented as appropriate, the release said.