McCrory makes key appointments


Governor McCrory during his announcement that he will run for re-election in 2016

RALEIGH –  Gov. Pat McCrory announced key board appointments Tuesday. Among them was William Griffin, appointed to the Lottery Commission. Griffin, from Durham, is president of Griffin Associates Realtors. He served on the Durham City Council and spent his career involved in the development of communities across the state.

Griffin will serve with members to determine the types of lottery games and gaming technology to be available in North Carolina, the value of prizes, the method of determining winners, and the type of advertising permitted.

McCrory also appointed Adam Bridgers of Mecklenburg County to serve on the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Bridgers is an attorney with Charlotte’s Fisher and Phillips firm and has practiced law at the state and federal levels for five years, representing businesses in employee-related disputes.

Bridgers will join other members of the board in regulating the practice of chiropractic in N.C., determining the qualifications required to practice and enforcing the statutory provisions of the industry.

William N. Keady, Jr. of Carteret County was appointed to the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors. Keadey is a Certified Public Accountant from Emerald Isle. He enjoyed a long professional career with financial consulting firm Deloitte. He currently serves on the Emerald Isle Planning Board.

Steven J. Rowlan of Mecklenburg County was appointed to the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. Rowlan is the Director of Environmental Affairs at Nucor in Charlotte. Rowlan has provided expert testimony on job creation and pollution reduction before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Susan Mills of Cumberland County was appointed chairman of the North Carolina State Youth Advisory Council. She is a family and consumer science teacher at Midway High School. She currently volunteers with the Red Cross and serves on the Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees. The council operates under the Department of Administration, advising the youth councils of North Carolina to encourage youth to develop leadership skills and participate in  governmental and civic affairs.

Dr. John Aguilar of Wayne County, an assistant professor at Wake Forest Health Medical Center and a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, was appointed to the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Licensure Board.  He is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Medicine.