Richmond -- Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday appointed business executive Craig P. Coy to the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners to fill a vacancy on the board.
A Leesburg resident, Coy is the CEO of Command Security Corp. and has a long professional history in the security-related industry; his term expires June 30, 2017. He will replace Michael J. Quillen, who served on the VPA board for more than nine years.
Previously, Coy served as CEO of Massport, where he was in charge of Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston, the Maurice J. Tobin Bridge and Hanscom Field. Additionally, he is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as chief operating officer for activities in Europe and as director of the commandant's Strategic Planning Office.
In 1983, he became the first Coast Guard officer to be selected as a White House Fellow, and he worked with President Ronald Reagan's domestic policy adviser before serving as deputy director for Counter Terrorism at the National Security Council.
Before joining Command Security, Coy served as president of the Homeland Security Group for L-3 Communications Corp. In that post he was responsible for port, border and airport-security and related areas.
He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and Harvard Business School.