ST. CROIX — Averil E. George has been named Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor (D.O.L.) effective Monday, June 25, Government House announced Friday.
Ms. George, who currently serves as the assistant director of the Division of Personnel, replaces outgoing D.O.L. Commissioner Catherine Hendry.
According to Government House, Ms. Hendry submitted her resignation this week after advising Governor Kenneth Mapp that she was offered a position to serve as legal counsel for the V.I. Port Authority. She is expected to commence her duties at V.I.P.A. shortly, according to the release.
Averil E. George
“Commissioner Hendry has worked diligently on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands and at a time when growing our workforce is essential to our continued success,” Mr. Mapp said. “I thank her for her service to the people of the Territory and wish her well in her new role at the Port Authority.”
Ms. Hendry has served as D.O.L. commissioner since 2015.
“I have had enjoyed my time with the Department of Labor and I know that the Department will continue to work on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands,” Ms. Hendry said.