Eric Boyette was appointed secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation in February 2020.
With more than 20 years of experience in state government, Boyette began his career with NCDOT and served in several leadership roles, including chief information officer, inspector general and Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner.
In April 2017, Boyette was appointed as secretary and state chief information officer at the N.C. Department of Information Technology. In this role, he led the state department responsible for all IT procurement, state cybersecurity, operational services, broadband infrastructure, solutions division, data analytics center, the N.C. 911 Board and strategic IT planning. He previously served as the deputy state chief information officer for solution delivery for NCDIT.
Boyette chairs the North Carolina 911 Board, which is responsible for policies and procedures for 911 communications in the state and administers the state’s 911 Fund used to support equipment purchases for 911 centers in the state.
Boyette earned a Bachelor of Science from Barton College and resides in Kenly with his wife Dana, son Jay and daughter Morgan.