Douglas Domenech

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Douglas Domenech
8th Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
In office
January 16, 2010 – January 11, 2014
Governor Bob McDonnell
Preceded by Preston Bryant
Succeeded by Molly Joseph Ward
Personal details
Born Douglas William Domenech
Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeanne Marie Schram
Alma mater Virginia Tech (B.S.)

Douglas William "Doug" Domenech is the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Department of the Interior and a Bush Administration appointee to the White House Working Group on the Political Status of Puerto Rico.

On January 6, 2010, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell appointed Domenech to serve as Secretary of Natural Resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia,[1] making him the first Hispanic and Puerto Rican to be appointed to McDonnell's cabinet. At the time of his appointment, Domenech, whose background is in forestry management, was working for a lobbying firm. Domenech worked for 12 years for the Forest Resources Association, a national trade association representing the forest products industry.[2] He is the father of blogger and columnist Ben Domenech.


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  2. ^ Zachary Roth (2010-01-06). "Bush Interior Official To Run Virginia Natural Resources Department". Retrieved 2017-01-04.