Cris Mulder is the Deputy Secretary of Communications. She 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.
Mulder is an accomplished leader and change agent with proven success in organizational performance. She is known in many industries as an innovative, forward-thinking and team oriented leader with a track record of significantly impacting business success.
Before joining the NCDOT she was appointed to transform communication and outreach for the Wake County Public School System as the Chief of Family and Community Engagement. Mulder launched the Office of Family and Community Engagement, implementing new, innovative ways for the school district to interact with and inform families and the public. Mulder led numerous campaigns including large-scale, comprehensive communication, parent academies, and community outreach efforts.
Prior to that, as the Director of Marketing for the Research Triangle Foundation, Mulder developed an integrated marketing strategy for the Research Triangle Park. She launched a new website, social media efforts, marketing automation and contact management tools, and served as RTP’s primary spokesperson.
In 2006 Mulder was appointed as the Director of Marketing to improve marketing for and rebrand VIF International Education through a period of business transformation. She led communication and worked closely with the U.S. Department of State to expand the Global Schools network.
Her nearly 20 year career also includes corporate marketing communications roles for companies like Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, and AT&T Wireless. Mulder earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oregon.