Gregory A. Whirley
Commissioner of Highways
Gregory A. Whirley was named commissioner of highways by Gov. Bob McDonnell in July 2010.
At the time of his appointment, he was the acting transportation commissioner, having also served in this capacity in July 2005. Prior to this, he served as chief deputy commissioner, chief financial officer and inspector general at VDOT.
Whirley is a certified public accountant with 35 years of public and private experience in auditing, investigations and financial management. As inspector general, he had coordinated the agency's antitrust and internal and external audit functions to safeguard taxpayer dollars and prevent waste, fraud and abuse.
Before becoming inspector general, he directed the agency's fiscal division, managed external audits, and was controller of financial operations. He began work with VDOT in 1988. Whirley began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and served as controller for the National Mental Health Association and the National Governor's Association before joining VDOT.
Accounting graduate of Virginia State University
Married to Pauline Whirley, two sons and four granddaughters