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Charles D. Watts Jr. General Counsel

Chuck Watts

As the N.C. Department of Transportation's general counsel, Charles D. "Chuck" Watts Jr. serves as the senior advisor to the Office of the Secretary.

Watts plays a crucial role in strategic planning, contract and personnel oversight, negotiations and decision-making for critical infrastructure projects throughout the state. He also functions as a key liaison between NCDOT, the Office of the Governor, other agencies and board members.

Watts has extensive legal experience and was most recently a principal with the Banks Law Firm in Durham. He previously served as SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary for the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is also a former member of the N.C. Board of Transportation.

Watts is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Watts also received an MBA from Indiana University, with a concentration in finance, and a law degree from Howard University.

4/16/2018 4:29 PM

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