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Governor-Elect Pat McCrory has named the final members of the North Carolina cabinet, and Gardner-Webb University is represented by two of the appointees. During a press conference on Thursday, McCrory announced that he would appoint Sharon Allred Decker, a former Duke Energy vice president and a student of the Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, as Secretary of the Department of Commerce. He also tapped current Gardner-Webb University Board of Trustees Chairman Neal Alexander, who retired from Duke Energy after 43 years of service, to serve as the Director of the State Office of Personnel.
Director of the State Office of Personnel, GOAL Program, Governor Pat McCrory, Neal Alexander, School of Divinity, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce, Sharon Allred Decker
Office of University Communications, "N.C. Governor McCrory Appoints GWU’s Decker & Alexander to Important State Posts" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1716.