A Lincoln County resident was among those named Thursday to Gov.-elect Pat McCrory’s administration.
Neal Alexander of Denver will serve as the director of the State Office of Personnel. The announcement came at a press conference in Raleigh, during which the former Charlotte mayor filled out the remainder of his Cabinet.
Alexander joins McCrory’s leadership team with 40 years of experience in various human resources roles at Duke Energy.
Most recently, he served as vice president for human resources for Duke Energy’s US Franchised Electric and Gas Service and has won awards for excellence in human resources, such as the Duke Power William S. Lee Leadership Award and The Employers Association Babcock Award.
He also currently serves as chair of the Gardner-Webb University Board of Trustees and The Employers Association, which provides human resources and training services to organizations.
A news release from McCrory’s press team noted that during his tenure at Duke Energy, Alexander gained valuable merger and divestiture experience, having worked through numerous organizational restructures and realignments.
“I am incredibly proud of the strong team we’ve assembled,” McCrory said in a statement. “These individuals are pragmatic problem solvers and leaders that will help me run the government in the most effective way possible while seeking long-term solutions for our state.”
McCrory will be sworn in Saturday at the State Capitol. Immediately following his official swearing-in ceremony, he will personally administer the oath of office to his Cabinet secretaries.