Deputy Secretary, Assets And Federal Programs
LaNica Allison is responsible for the strategic development and execution of asset modernization, oversees the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), and federal program and budget coordination.
Shelley Blake serves as general counsel to the department.
Deputy Secretary of Communications
Mike Charbonneau leads all communication efforts for the NCDOT, and is responsible for the strategic development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities and integrated print and online communications; media relations; marketing; and public awareness and education programs.
Ann Dishong is responsible for tracking, reporting, and refining process cycles for high impact strategic deliverables, overseeing implementation of key processes used to review, select, and monitor IT projects and service requests for the Department, facilitating Board relations and committees, and managing special strategic projects assigned by the Secretary of Transportation.
Director of Human Resources
Angela Faulk is responsible for defining, developing, directing, implementing and assessing all facets of Human Resources activities for the 12,000 employees of NCDOT.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Foster oversees the development and execution of the department’s fiscal operations including the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. The annual NCDOT budgets for FY 14 and FY15 are $4.3 billion and $5.5 billion, respectively.
Director of Operations, North Carolina Turnpike Authority
Terry Gibson is responsible for enhancing NCTA’s focus on efficiency and customer service.
Mike Holder oversees construction projects, maintenance, operations and customer service for all of North Carolina’s 14 Transportation Divisions.
Director of Logistics
Sherman “Rudy” Lupton is the Director of Logistics for NCDOT, and is responsible for synchronizing and coordinating activities of the Global TransPark and both state ports.
Mary Morton oversees the Inspector General’s office and its three branches: Financial and Organizational Performance Audits; External Audits; and Investigations, which includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Compliance.
Director Of Customer Service, North Carolina Turnpike Authority
Michelle Muir is responsible for overseeing customer service for the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. This includes strategic planning and development of new programs and services for customer service center operations.
Director of Communications
Director of Strategic Planning
Susan Pullium oversees the Transportation Planning Branch and Performance Metrics Management Office. She is responsible for delivery of the department’s 25-year transportation infrastructure vision and strategic plan and serves as the executive liaison to metropolitan and rural planning organizations.
Director of Technical Services
Rodger Rochelle oversees NCDOT’s Technical Services, including professional services contracts, contract standards, research and development, design-build projects, public-private partnerships, location and surveys, schedule management and photogrammetry.
Chief Deputy Secretary
Nick Tennyson is responsible for providing oversight and integration across all NCDOT operational and support functions.
As Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Kelly J. Thomas oversees the daily operations of the division, including the registration of 8.7 million vehicles, issuance of 2.2 million driver licenses, vehicle safety and emissions inspections by more than 6,000 inspection stations statewide, as well as activities to halt vehicle theft and identity fraud. He is the lead change-agent for the DMV Reform.
Chief Information Officer
David Ulmer oversees NCDOT’s information technology functions, including enterprise services, IT administration, the business systems information portal support center, the Division of Motor Vehicles computer systems and all engineering transportation systems.
Deputy Secretary for Transit
Richard Walls oversees the Aviation, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Rail, Public Transportation and Ferry divisions.
Deputy Secretary Of Legislative Affairs And Policy
Keith Weatherly’s role is part of several changes in leadership designed to help NCDOT continue to operate more efficiently and better serve citizens.