Doug Wilson is the new deputy executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party, Chairwoman Patsy Keever announced Monday.
Wilson will work under the party’s new executive director, Kimberly Reynolds, whose appointment was announced last week.
Wilson served as Sen. Kay Hagan’s state political director during her unsuccessful reelection bid last year. He also held leadership roles in Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns in South Carolina.
Wilson has been working with Tiffany Reynolds-Richardson as a “transition team” filling the leadership void while Keever recruited a new director to replace Casey Mann, who left when Chairman Randy Voller’s term ended in February.
“We interviewed candidates from across the country but found that the two best candidates for the moment were already here in North Carolina,” Keever said in a news release. “Kimberly and Doug bring a wealth of unique experience and passion for building winning campaigns. I’m excited to get to work with this great team.”
Both Wilson and Reynolds are beginning their new roles this week.