June 30, 2020: Edward N. (“Ned”) Smither will assume the position of County Administrator for Powhatan County, VA, on August 1, 2020. Smither brings over 16 years of local government experience, the last three of which were as the Director of Finance in Henrico County, Virginia. As Henrico’s Director of Finance, Smither was responsible for the management and supervision of the divisions of Real Estate Assessment, Management and Budget, Accounting, Purchasing, and Risk Management. In his role as Director of Finance, he also managed the roles of the Commissioner of Revenue and the Treasurer for Henrico. Prior to his time at Henrico, Mr. Smither provided financial advisory banking services to many Counties within the Commonwealth, assisting these Counties with the development of comprehensive ten year financial plans designed to provide the framework for future operating and capital improvement budget planning. Smither earned his undergraduate degree and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond. Smither currently serves as the Director of the VML/VACO Finance Board and as Chairman of the Lewistown Commerce Center Community Development Authority.