January 8, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County announced the hiring of three new department directors. On Monday, Jan. 13, Andrea Peeks will take over as director of Budget and Management and Donald “Brent” Epps Jr. will become the director of Transportation. On Monday, Feb. 10, Khara Durden will begin as the director of Internal Audit.
Peeks received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington and her Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a graduate of the spring 2019 class of the Chesterfield County Government Citizens Academy, which provides an opportunity for residents to learn about their local government through interactive sessions and tours of facilities.
Epps has received training from Chesterfield County’s Emerging Senior Leaders Program, the University of Virginia’s Transportation Project Management Institute and holds a Professional Engineer License from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Durden is a certified public accountant, certified information systems auditor and a certified fraud examiner. She is a member of several professional associations and committees, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association, the Virginia Local Government Auditors Association and the Chesterfield Federal Credit Union Loan Committee.
Durden received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga and Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.