As government affairs and legislative director, Joy Hicks serves as the N.C. Department of Transportation's liaison with the N.C. General Assembly. She also oversees congressional relations and policy matters affecting federal, state and local governments.
She previously served for nine years as legislative liaison at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and as agriculture program administrator since 2011. In addition, Hicks was a fiscal analyst for the N.C. General Assembly and Arizona House of Representatives.
She is a graduate of North Carolina State University.