Secretary of Commerce and Trade
State of Virginia
Brian Ball was appointed Secretary of Commerce and Trade in April of 2018. He previously served in the Northam Administration as Special Advisor for Economic Development and Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Prior to joining the Northam Administration, Brian was an attorney at Williams Mullen, where he concentrated his practice in mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and corporate governance matters. He served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1981 to 1982.