The governor announced appointments Wednesday to two environment and energy panels.
To the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, Gov. Pat McCrory named:
• Gwen Baker of New Hanover County, who is president of the federal programs group at CDM Smith, an international consulting, engineering and construction firm.
• Janet Rose, a public school teacher in Currituck County and owner of Paul Rose Seafood, a wholesale and distribution company. Her husband, Paul Rose, was chairman of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, who died in September. McCrory had appointed him to the commission in 2013.
• William White, president of Miller & White Real Estate & Forestry in Bertie County.
The Coastal Resources Commission makes decisions affecting coastal development. Members serve for four years. In 2013, the legislature reduced the size of the commission from 15 to 13 members and ended the terms of 11 members as part of the shift to Republican control of state government.
The governor also appointed to the Energy Policy Council John Broadman, a Carteret County resident who was a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy until he retired in 2006.
The council advises the governor on promoting energy exploration in the state. The term is for three years.