McDonnell appoints assistant secretary of natural resources
Sara Benghauser has been named assistant secretary of natural resources by Gov. Bob McDonnell. In this role, she will manage legislative affairs and the regulatory review process in the Natural Resources Secretariat. Benghauser was previously special assistant for policy and legislation to the secretary of natural resources.
She replaces Maureen Matsen who left to become university counsel at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. Before joining the office of natural resources, Benghauser worked on the transition team for McDonnell, working with the policy team and preparing materials for the new administration.