Revenue Secretary Lyons Gray will leave the administration for a post on the state Utilities Commission, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
Gov. Pat McCory is nominating Gray to the rate regulation board, and confirmation will have to come from the General Assembly. Gray will remain at the Department of Revenue until then.
“In Lyons Gray, the people of North Carolina will be represented by a man who brings a wealth of real-world experience and compassion to the Utilities Commission,” McCrory said in a statement his office released. “His unique combination of service in the public, private and non-profit arenas as well as his stellar record of integrity will be an asset to the commission and our citizens for years to come.”
Gray was part of McCrory’s original administration that took office in January 2013. Previously, he was senior adviser to the president of the University of North Carolina system. He served as chief financial officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for four years in the 1990s, and before that served from 1989 to 2002 in the state House.
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He has also been a business owner and executive.