LAURINBURG BUSINESSMAN DAVID BURNS SWORN IN AS A MEMBER OF THE N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION Thursday, December 10, 2009

RALEIGH Laurinburg businessman David Burns was among four new members of the North Carolina Board of Transportation sworn in this morning at the Board’s monthly meeting in Raleigh. He was appointed to a four-year term by Governor Perdue in November to represent NCDOT Division 8, which includes Scotland, Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties.

"I’m pleased to have the opportunity to serve the eight counties in my Division," Burns said. "I’m impressed to see the quality of the other board members and the staff, and look forward to working with them to help improve our transportation system for the citizens of North Carolina.”

Burns is the chief executive officer at Z.V. Pate, where he had also served as president for 26 years until stepping down last summer. The native of Robbins has worked for Z.V. Pate for 35 years and will become the company’s chairman of the board at the end of this month.

 

Burns is also president of Burns Farms Inc. and is on the Board of Directors at First Bank and First Health of the Carolinas, and is chairman of the Board of Trustees at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He is a former chairman of the Scotland County Board of Commissioners and the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce.

Burns has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pfeiffer College (now University) and a master’s degree in agronomy from Auburn University.

 

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Wanda Bryant (with Mr. Burns in attached picture) also swore in Gary Ciccone of Fayetteville (Division 6), Sam Halsey of Jefferson (Division 11) and Ronnie Wall of Burlington (At-Large, Government-Related Finance and Accounting Issues) as new members of the 19-person board.

 

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