Pat McCrory's Cabinet
Jan 05, 2013 (The News & Observer (Raleigh - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Pat McCrory completed his Cabinet on Thursday. Here's a look at the team:
Secretary of Transportation
Tony Tata, Raleigh
Experience: Served as Wake County schools superintendent until September when he was fired by the school board without cause. Before then, he served as chief operating officer at the District of Columbia school system and spent 28 years in the military, retiring as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army.
Secretary of Administration
Bill Daughtridge, Rocky Mount
Experience: Served as a Republican in the N.C. House from 2002-2008, at one point as a committee chairman. He also acted as an unpaid senior policy adviser to Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis for two years and served on the UNC Board of Governors. He runs his family's oil and gas business and unsuccessfully ran for state treasurer in 2008.
Secretary of Commerce
Sharon Decker, Rutherfordton
Experience: Spent 17 years at Duke Power Company, now Duke Energy, where she was the youngest and first female vice president. She worked at various community organizations and served as Charlotte Chamber president in 1998. She now runs a religious nonprofit.
Secretary of Cultural Resources
Susan Kluttz, Salisbury
Experience: A Salisbury City Council member and 14-year Democratic mayor who lost her post in November 2011 after issuing a controversial proclamation declaring a gay pride day. Along with McCrory, she co-founded the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition in 2001.
Secretary of Public Safety
Kieran Shanahan, Raleigh
Experience: A former assistant U.S. attorney in North Carolina and Georgia, he serves on the East Carolina University board of trustees. Now in private practice, he takes high-profile cases, including two legal actions against the N.C. Democratic Party.
Secretary of Revenue
Lyons Gray, Winston-Salem
Experience: A Republican member of the N.C. House for 14 years starting in 1989 and served as chairman of the House Finance Committee. He most recently worked as a senior adviser to the president of the UNC system and spent four years as chief financial officer at the federal Environmental Protection Agency during President George W. Bush's second term.
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Dr. Aldona Wos, Greensboro
Experience: Born in Poland, Wos came to the United States for a medical fellowship, working in private practice and for hospitals in New York and North Carolina. A major GOP donor, she was appointed by Bush to serve as U.S. ambassador to Estonia in 2004. She was a campaign co-chair for McCrory and serves on the UNC Board of Governors.
Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
John Skvarla, Raleigh
Experience: Chief executive officer for Restoration Systems, an environmental firm that works with businesses and developers. Experience includes working as an investment banker, a senior partner at a law firm in Raleigh and chief operating officer at an airline cargo company.
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