NCDOT Secretary Names Four New Leaders to Top Positions Wednesday, March 06, 2013


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.”


Charbonneau will 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.


Montemayor will 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.  

As inspector 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.



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