Warrenton is not gonna go wrong by hiring Brannon. He’s a wonderful human being, a gentleman.
— Culpeper Vice Mayor Billy Yowell, a town council member since 1988
J. Brannon Godfrey Jr.
• Age: 50
• Work: Warrenton town manager, starting Oct. 5.
• Salary: $150,000.
• Experience: Interim city manager, Portsmouth, since April; deputy city manager, Portsmouth, 2009-15; city manager, Winchester, 2008-09; town manager, Culpeper, 2001-07; city manager, Emporia, 1995-2001; town manager, Brandon, Vt., 1992-95; assistant to city manager, Goldsboro, N.C., 1989-92; management intern, City of Rock Hill, S.C., 1987-88.
• Education: Master’s degree, public management, University of North Carolina, 1989; bachelor’s, government, University of Virginia, 1987.
• Family: Wife, Leslie; sons, Collier and Harrison.
• Hobbies: Outdoor sports, including kayaking, fishing and duck hunting.