RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation today announced John E. (Jed) Dixon, as the new deputy director for the Ferry Division. He begins his new duties immediately and will oversee the day-to-day operations of all seven routes.
“Jed’s education, experience and performance makes him far and away the best candidate for the job,” said NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Transit Paul Morris.
Dixon has worked for the NC Ferry Division eight years, serving as a Ferry Master for seven years and District 1 Superintendent (Hatteras, Currituck, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter operations) since September 2010. He holds both a 1600-ton Ocean Master and Second Mate Unlimited license and is also licensed as a N.C. General Contractor.
Ferry Director Harold Thomas said, “We are pleased that Jed is joining us in this capacity and have great confidence in his abilities to serve the coastal residents and visitors who use our ferry system.”
Jed is a 1999 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. After graduation, he served eight years as a commissioned officer in the Navy Reserve/Merchant Marine Reserve and achieved the rank of lieutenant while he was working for the NCDOT Ferry Division.
Recently Dixon was appointed to the Oregon Inlet Waterways Commission and serves as vice chair. He is married to Amy Dixon of Manteo and the couple has a son Cal, age 6, and a daughter June, age 3.
Editor’s note: Photo of new NCDOT Ferry Deputy Director Jed Dixon is attached.
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