NABWIC TALKS WITH ERIC BOYETTE & EBONY PITTMAN, NC DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION
Eric Boyette was named secretary for the N.C. Department of Transportation by Governor Roy Cooper in February 2020. As transportation secretary, Boyette oversees one of the largest state-maintained highway systems in the nation, and all modes of transportation, including aviation, ferries, rail, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian transportation, as well as the Office of Civil Rights and Division of Motor Vehicles. He is the chairman of the N.C. Turnpike Authority Board of Directors and serves on the State Ports Authority Board of Directors and State Emergency Response Commission.
Boyette brings more than 25 years of state government experience in various roles, with responsibilities ranging from technical to financial practices.
As deputy secretary for Business Administration, Ebony J. Pittman directs the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach and oversees Purchasing and Facilities Management.
As a 16-year veteran of the N.C. Department of Justice, Pittman provided legal support to NCDOT on a wide range of transportation issues related to the use of highway right-of-way, state contracting and procurement, and personnel matters
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