As Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Johanna Reese leads state and federal government affairs for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Reese has more than 27 years in state and local government, serving in positions with NCDOT, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. She was NCDOT’s legislative liaison for more than four years and served as deputy commissioner for the Division of Motor Vehicles for nearly two years.
Reese is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and political science. She is also a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government’s Municipal and County Administration program.