NCDOT Names NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director Thursday, March 06, 2014

Raleigh - As part of continued efforts to increase operational efficiency and better serve customers, NCDOT has named Clayton Somers as the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.

Somers has a strong and diverse leadership background in business and law.  His proven experience in administrative operations including policy, human resources, and legal, will help drive the strategic and innovative funding options of NCTA to help address increasing congestion issues and funding challenges.

Somers currently serves as General Counsel for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and oversees all operational functions including legal, human resources, insurance, real estate, and compliance with governmental regulations. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Vice President of Human Resources, and General Counsel for Wasserman Media Group. He is a member of the bar associations of North Carolina, California, and New York.

In December, NCDOT named a new Director of Operations and New Director of Customer Service for the Turnpike Authority. As Executive Director, Somers completes the leadership team that will strengthen NCTA’s overall efforts.

Somers begins his new role on March 10.

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