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New Henrico County manager appointed

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its regular meeting tonight to name John A. Vithoulkas as county manager effective Jan. 17, 2013.

Board members voted in favor of a resolution directly appointing Vithoulkas, 44, to the county’s top executive position. He will succeed Virgil R. Hazelett, P.E., who announced his retirement last month after more than 20 years in the post. Hazelett will continue as manager through Jan. 16, 2013.

Vithoulkas, who currently serves as deputy county manager for administration, will become the eighth county manager since Henrico adopted the form of government in 1934…

A Henrico employee since 1997, Vithoulkas rose through the ranks of the Department of Finance, joining the agency as a budget analyst and also working as budget director. He became acting director of Finance in September 2007 before taking over as director in January 2008…

Vithoulkas, a naturalized citizen, is a native of Greece and immigrated to Virginia as an infant with his parents. A product of Henrico County Public Schools, he is a graduate of J.R. Tucker High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989 and received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1992…

Vithoulkas lives in Glen Allen with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.