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On February 4, Governor Roy Cooper (D) named Eric Boyette (seen above) to serve as the next Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

[Above photo by the NCDOT.]

Boyette, who currently serves as the Secretary and State Chief Information Officer of the N.C. Department of Information Technology, will transition to his new role when current NCDOT Secretary Jim Trogdon retires at the end of February.

Gov. Cooper appointed Boyette – who holds a Bachelor of Science from Barton College – to head up the NCDIT in April 2017, putting him in charge of all information technology procurement, state cybersecurity, operational services, broadband infrastructure, solutions division, data analytics center, the N.C. 911 Board and strategic IT planning.

Prior to his current role, Boyette held several leadership roles within NCDOT, including chief information officer, inspector general, and division of motor vehicles commissioner. He has also served as the NCDIT deputy state chief information officer for solutions delivery.

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