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McCrory Names Three To Remaining Cabinet Posts

January 03, 2013

Governor-Elect Pat McCrory announced today the final three secretaries that will serve in his cabinet upon his inauguration into the Governor’s office Saturday. Secretaries of other cabinet departments and additional key staff members had been introduced last month.

Today’s announcements included Tony Tata, the former superintendent of the Wake County schools, being named the head of the N.C. Department of Transportation; Sharon Decker, a former vice president with Duke Power and current founder and principal of The Tapestry Group, being chosen as the Secretary of the Department of Commerce; and former N.C. Representative Bill Daughtridge being selected for the top role at the Department of Administration.

Additionally, Neal Alexander, a longtime Duke Energy official, was named the Director of the State Office of Personnel.

Previous cabinet appointments include former N.C. Representative Lyons Gray as the head of the Department of Revenue; former Salisbury mayor Susan Kluttz as Secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources; Raleigh lawyer and former City of Raleigh councilman Kieran Shanahan as the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety; former U.S. Ambassador Dr. Aldona Wos as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services; and Restoration Systems LLC CEO John Skvarla as the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Other staffing decisions previously announced by McCrory include former Durham city councilman Thomas Stith as his chief of staff, Charlotte attorney Bob Stephens as Chief Legal Counsel, former N.C. Representative Art Pope as deputy budget director, and former Romney for President campaign communications advisor Chris Walker as communications director.

Posted on January 03, 2013 by Government Affairs Team