RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced additional appointments to his administration on the Virginia Parole Board. In addition, he announced an appointment to the Virginia Racing Commission.
Bios for today’s appointments can be found below. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell Administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.
Virginia Parole Board
Bill Muse, Chairman
Bill Muse is a Richmond native and currently serves as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Correctional Litigation Section. He joined the Attorney General's Office in 1985 after twelve years of private practice in the Richmond area. Bill is an experienced litigator in all aspects of correctional law, including parole issues, and his duties in the Attorney General's Office involve representing and advising the Departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice and their policy boards on a wide range of issues.
Bill is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Richmond Law School. He is an active member of Crestwood Presbyterian Church and has served for many years on the board of the Regional Drug-Free Alliance.
Karen Brown, Vice-Chairman
Karen D. Brown graduated from Hampton University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She later attended George Mason University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate in 1991 and was admitted to the bar that same year. Ms. Brown began her legal career as a judicial law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. As a prosecutor for sixteen years, she served in the Newport News and Chesapeake Offices of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. In that capacity, she prosecuted cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts with a concentration on child abuse and sexual assault cases. Ms. Brown is also a victim of crime as her brother was murdered in the city of Newport News in October 1993.
Rita Angelone, Part-Time
Rita Angelone was the Resource Development Coordinator for the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and spent several years as Grants Program Administrator for the Foundation. She also served as a Grant Monitor for Domestic Violence grants at the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Prior to that, Rita worked in several areas in the field of Corrections and as a Regional Supervisor for Workers Compensation. Rita holds a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.
Minor Stone, Part-Time
Minor Stone spent 29 years in law enforcement as a police officer and supervisor. Mr. Stone was promoted to Police Platoon Sergeant supervising a port police patrol unit in 1984. Mr. Stone retired from State service in 2006. He owns and operates a tourism related business in Virginia Beach.
Trudy Harris Part-Time Investigator
Trudy Harris is a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice. She is retired from the Virginia State Police. During her career with Virginia State Police she served as a Trooper in Northern Virginia and on the Executive Protective Detail. She was promoted to Special Agent in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation where she conducted investigations into violations of criminal law. She is an adjunct instructor at Piedmont Virginia Community College in the Police Science Program.
Virginia Racing Commission
· J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr. of Richmond, Principal with Reynolds Development