The governor's staff

March 30, 2009 

The top 10 paid positions in the governor's office for Gov. Mike Easley in September 2008 (before some officials left for other jobs) and for Gov. Beverly Perdue in February 2009.



Easley

Perdue

Franklin Freeman

senior assistant

$164,572

Zach Ambrose

chief of staff

$164,572

Susan Rabon

senior assistant

$155,099

Don Hobart

deputy chief of staff

$154,000

Mike Easley

governor

$139,590

Andy Willis

senior adviser for governmental affairs

$153,000

Reuben Young

chief legal counsel

$126,693

Eddie Speas

chief legal counsel

$150,000

Alan Hirsch

policy director

$126,095

Beverly Perdue

governor

$139,590

Dan Gerlach

senior budget adviser

$125,494

Joel Thomas

special assistant to the governor

$120,000

Patricia Willoughby

executive director of the

$109,778

David Kochman

communications director

$115,200

N.C. Business Committee

for Education

Sherri Creech Johnson

communications director

$100,543

Patricia Willoughby

executive director of the

$109,778.

N.C. Business Committee

for Education

Ruffin Poole

legal adviser

$99,380

Myra Best

virtual public schools director

$109,509

Casandra White

legislative counsel

$92,475

Ruffin Poole

legal advisor

$99,380



Source: N.C. Office of State Personnel, Office of the Governor

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