Ric Brown

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Ric Brown
13th Virginia Secretary of Finance
In office
August 8, 2008 – January 13, 2018
Governor Tim Kaine
Bob McDonnell
Terry McAuliffe
Preceded by Jody Wagner
Succeeded by Aubrey Layne
Director of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget
In office
June 1, 2001 – August 8, 2008
Governor Jim Gilmore
Mark Warner
Tim Kaine
Preceded by Scott D. Pattison
Succeeded by Daniel Timberlake
Personal details
Born Richard Daryl Brown
(1946-06-01) June 1, 1946 (age 72)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater College of William & Mary
University of Richmond

Richard Daryl "Ric" Brown (born June 1, 1946) is an American economist who served from 2008-2018 as the Virginia Secretary of Finance. He joined the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget in 1971 and was appointed as its director by Governor Jim Gilmore in 2001.[1] He was reappointed in 2002 and 2006 and, in 2008, was made Secretary of Finance following Jody Wagner's departure to run for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.[2]

Born in Arlington, Virginia, Brown graduated in 1968 from the College of William & Mary, earning a B.A. in economics and received a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Richmond.


  1. ^ "Richard Brown's Biography". finance.virginia.gov. Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ric Brown: Money man to 2 Va. governors". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 

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