About Us

Dr. Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration

Dr. Keyanna Conner currently serves as Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In her role, she oversees the Compensation Board, the Department of Elections, the Department of General Services, the Department of Human Resource Management, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency and the Office of the Chief Data Officer. 

Previously, she served as State Director for U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, his head political and community adviser in the state. She managed the senator's five state offices, advised on legislative issues and oversaw the constituency services operation. 
Dr. Conner received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Hampton University, and her doctoral degree in organic chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. She grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer

Carlos Rivero is the Chief Data Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to his appointment, Rivero served as Chief Data Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C. Rivero has also worked at the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, Florida, as a physical scientist and as a Research Associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where he developed a passion for geospatial information systems, ecological modeling, and data.

Rivero earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University, focusing on database design, data management, business intelligence, big data, and data analytics.

Asif Bhavnagri, Assistant Secretary of Administration

Asif Bhavnagri has been appointed Assistant Secretary of Administration. He most recently served as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, a position he held since 2016. He also served as a Press Assistant in Governor McAuliffe’s Communications Office. A native of Richmond, Asif is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied Political Science and African American Studies. He also worked as an intern in the Virginia General Assembly, assisting members of the House of Delegates on a variety of issues from healthcare to education.

Grindly Johnson, Deputy Secretary of Administration

Contact Us

Office of the Secretary of Administration
Patrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Taylor A. O'Sullivan
Executive Assistant, Secretary of Administration
(804) 225-4501

For regular U.S. mail, please use the following address:
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218