RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Tony Tata today announced that four new leaders will assume key
positions within the department. Mike Charbonneau will serve as director of
communications, Ann Dishong will lead the Governance Office, Alma Montemayor
will oversee outreach and marketing for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles,
and Mary Morton will serve as inspector general.
“We’re proud to
welcome these experienced leaders to our talented team,” said Secretary Tata.
“Their strong backgrounds will help us build an even better NCDOT as we
implement Gov. Pat McCrory’s top directives – instilling a culture of customer
service and making our department more efficient.”
lead NCDOT’s public and media relations efforts. He most recently served as the
director of public relations for the Wake County Public School System, the
largest school system in North Carolina and the 16th largest school system in
the nation. Prior to joining the school system, he worked as a television news
reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and WNCT-TV in Greenville. He will start his new
position on Monday, March 11, at an annual salary of $85,000.
As director of
the Governance Office, Dishong is responsible for directing the planning and
implementation of strategic management. She has an extensive background in
public education, serving most recently as the director of the Office of School
Innovation at the Wake County Public School System. She also served as senior
administrator of curriculum and instruction, as well as department chair of
healthful living for the school system. She started working at NCDOT on Monday,
March 4. Her annual salary is $90,000.
lead NCDMV’s marketing and outreach efforts. She previously worked as a
marketing professional at Falcon Engineering Inc. in Raleigh, where she led the
marketing effort for the pursuit and acquisition of multi-million dollar
projects. Prior to that position, she handled marketing and communications at
Moffatt & Nichol and served as marketing coordinator for KBR Building Group
in Raleigh. She began her career as the marketing coordinator of Stellar in
Jacksonville, Fla. She will begin her new position on Monday, March 11, at an
annual salary of $62,000.
general, Mary Morton will oversee three branches that conduct audits and
investigations; evaluate risk management systems and internal controls; promote
accountability, efficiency and integrity; ensure compliance with laws and
regulations; and minimize incidences of fraud, waste and abuse. Prior to
joining NCDOT, she held several managerial positions with Internal Audit at the
Wake County Public School System, including senior director, director and
senior administrator. A certified public account, Morton has also worked at
Thomas, Knight, Trent, King and Company in Durham. She will start work at NCDOT
on Monday, April 8, at an annual salary of $112,602.