Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1995-98. Member, Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96; Governor's Executive Council, 1995-98; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1995-98; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-98; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-98; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 1995-98; Work Force Investment Board, 1995-98; Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996. Co-Chair, Governor's Commission on Summer Youth Employment, 1996. Chair, Commission to Study Ways to Improve the Financial Viability of the Racing Industry, 1997. Member, Commission on Inadvertent Displacement, 1997-98.
Secretary of North Carolina Department of Transportation, 2009-13 (Chief Deputy Secretary, 2001-03). Member, North Carolina State Institute for Transportation Research and Education, 2001-13; North Carolina Global TransPark Authority, 2002-13.
Policy analyst, North Carolina Department of Administration, 1979.
Budget Examiner, 1979-82, then Assistant to Director, then Senior Budget Analyst, federal Office of Management and Budget, 1982-85. Director, Office of Planning and Management Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1985-87.
Administrative Assistant, then Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative David E. Price of North Carolina, 4th Congressional District, 1987-93.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993-95.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 23, 1946. Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), eastern Kentucky, 1966-67. Eastern Michigan University, B.A. (sociology, anthropology), 1971. Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, 1974-77. Duke University, M.A. (policy science & public affairs), 1978; Duke University, Ph.D. (anthropology), 1978. Presidential Management Intern, 1979-81. Former vice-president, PBS & J (now Atkins). Vice-President, The Conti Group, LLC, 2013-. Chair, Standing Committee on Rail Transportation, and member, Climate Change Steering Committee, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Recipient of Professional Achievement Award (1981), Special Performance Award (1982, 1985), and Outstanding Performance Award (1984), federal Office of Management and Budget. Thomas H. McDonald Award, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2012. Married; two sons.
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