Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs and Budget Coordination
LaNica Allison oversees policy and budget coordination.
Administrator of Technical Services Division
Victor Barbour, P.E., is responsible for research and development, contract standards and development, professional services management, transportation program management, and contractual services.
Shelley Blake serves as general counsel to the department.
Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives
Roberto Canales, P.E., is responsible for working with the various modes of transportation to enhance logistical planning for the movement of freight and people across North Carolina. Canales also serves as NCDOT’s representative for this initiative nationally.
Director of Communications
Mike Charbonneau oversees day-to-day communications and media relations.
Ann Dishong is responsible for tracking, reporting, and refining process cycles for high impact strategic deliverables, overseeing implementation of key processes used to review, select, and monitor IT projects and service requests for the Department, facilitating Board relations and committees, and managing special strategic projects assigned by the Secretary of Transportation.
Director of Human Resources
Angela Faulk is responsible for defining, developing, directing, implementing and assessing all facets of Human Resources activities for the 12,000 employees of NCDOT.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Foster oversees the development and execution of the department’s fiscal operations including the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. The annual NCDOT budgets for FY 14 and FY15 are $4.3 billion and $5.5 billion, respectively.
Terry Gibson directs the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of the nearly 80,000-mile state highway system in North Carolina.
Director of Logistics
Sherman “Rudy” Lupton is the Director of Logistics for NCDOT, and is responsible for synchronizing and coordinating activities of the Global TransPark and both state ports.
Mary Morton oversees the Inspector General’s office and its three branches: Financial and Organizational Performance Audits; External Audits; and Investigations, which includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Compliance.
Deputy Secretary of Communications
Cris Mulder leads all communication efforts for the NCDOT, and is responsible for the strategic development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities and integrated print and online communications; media relations; marketing; and public awareness and education programs.
Director of Strategic Planning
Susan Pullium oversees the Transportation Planning Branch and Performance Metrics Management Office. She is responsible for delivery of the department’s 25-year transportation infrastructure vision and strategic plan and serves as the executive liaison to metropolitan and rural planning organizations.
Chief Deputy Secretary of Support / Interim Chief Deputy Secretary of Operations
Nick Tennyson oversees four business functions: strategic planning, information technology, fiscal, and intergovernmental affairs and budget coordination. Another of his key responsibilities is the development and implementation of a 25-year transportation infrastructure plan.
As Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Kelly J. Thomas oversees the daily operations of the division, including the registration of 8.7 million vehicles, issuance of 2.2 million driver licenses, vehicle safety and emissions inspections by more than 6,000 inspection stations statewide, as well as activities to halt vehicle theft and identity fraud. He is the lead change-agent for the DMV Reform.
Chief Information Officer
David Ulmer oversees NCDOT’s information technology functions, including enterprise services, IT administration, the business systems information portal support center, the Division of Motor Vehicles computer systems and all engineering transportation systems.
Deputy Secretary for Transit
Richard Walls oversees the Aviation, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Rail, Public Transportation and Ferry divisions.