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Wade A. Jewell

Executive Director

(804) 367-8505
(804) 527-4409 (fax)


Wade Jewell has served Virginia state government since 1988. His early experiences include 15 years with the Department of Corrections (to include positions of financial systems, financial reporting and budget managers), and shorter financial and operational management stints with the Department of Social Services, the Department of Transportation and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Prior to joining the Board of Accountancy, Wade spent three and a half years with the State Compensation Board, leaving as the Assistant Executive Secretary with responsibilities for the budget, finance, auditing, reporting and policy sections of the agency.

Prior to joining state government, Wade held numerous positions with Reynolds Metals Company and as Controller for Smith-Midland Corporation, a pre-cast concrete company.

As the Executive Director of the VBOA, Wade is responsible for providing regulatory enforcement, policy development, and coordination of services to constituents and stakeholders, budgeting, financial and operational management, and overall leadership to the organization. Wade holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) with honors from the University of Richmond. Wade is a 2004 graduate of the VDOT Executive Institute, a 2005 graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute, a 2006 graduate of the Advanced Management Institute and a 2008 graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute. Wade is a former board member and treasurer of the Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association. Wade currently serves on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) Executive Director’s (ED) Committee and is a former member of NASBA’s Accounting Licensing Database (ALD) Committee and Strategic Planning group.

A “Virginian” since 1980, Wade is married with four children and five grandchildren. He most enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, living by his faith, spending time at the beach and is a sports enthusiast!