Gov.-Elect Pat McCrory announced the remaining appointments for his incoming Cabinet
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) – Governor-Elect Pat McCrory filled the
remaining seats of his Cabinet, announcing the remaining four
appointees at a news conference Thursday morning.
McCrory selected Tony
Tata as Secretary of the Department of Transportation. A release from the
McCrory transition office says Tata is a former Army Brigadier General who
served as the Deputy Commanding General of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from
2006-2007. He recently led the Wake County school system, before being fired in
Sharon Decker will be
McCrory's Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Decker worked for Duke Power Company (now Duke
Energy) and became the first female Vice-President in the company's
Bill Daughtridge is
appointed Secretary of the Department of Administration. He is President of Daughtridge Gas & Oil Company
in Rocky Mount, and former state legislator from 2002-2008 where he served as
chairman of the House Commerce Committee.
McCrory also announced that
Neal Alexander will serve as Director of the State Office of Personnel.
Alexander has 40 years of experience in Human Resources positions at Duke Energy,
most recently as Vice President for Human Resources.
"I am incredibly proud of the strong team we've assembled," McCrory said in a
statement. "These individuals are pragmatic problem solvers and leaders that
will help me run the government in the most effective way possible while
seeking long-term solutions for our state."
The former mayor of
Charlotte takes the oath of office on Saturday, January 5th.
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