Violet Anne Golden, Chairman, Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission
In 2009 Governor John P. deJongh nominated Anne to serve on the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission. She has been nominated to serve a second, and final term on the Virgin Islands Casino Commission as its next Chairman.
In 1998, Anne was elected to serve in the Twenty-Third Legislature of the Virgins Islands from the district of St. Croix. She chaired the Rules Committee and was a member of the Legislature’s Health, Education, Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, and Finance Committees. One of two Republican Senators, Anne consistently worked to promote economic development, economic self-reliance, privatization, and partnerships between government and the private and non-profit sectors.
Anne served as a Public Policy Advisor to the Honorable Lorraine L. Berry, Senate President of the Twenty-Sixth Legislature. Anne also ran a private consulting business, and has represented clients locally and on the mainland in the telecommunications, food service, hotel, and non-profit sectors.
In 1993, former Governor Alexander Farrelly appointed Anne to serve on the V.I. Civil Rights Commission where she was initially elected as Secretary and later, as Chairman. In 1996, she was awarded the Morris F. De Castro Fellowship for her contributions as an outstanding teacher.
Anne taught Mathematics and Computer Literacy at Arthur A. Richards Junior High School in Frederiksted. As an active member of the St. Croix Federation of Teachers Local 1826, she was appointed Chairperson of the COPE Committee of the AFT in 1994.
In 1982, Anne served in Washington, D.C. following her appointment by former Governor Juan Luis to the Virgin Islands Federal Programs Office as an Assistant Federal Programs Analyst. She also ran a successful newspaper distributorship for the Washington Post before returning to the Virgin Islands.
She graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.