Cooper builds transition team

Group made up of several past administration officials

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Governor-elect Roy Cooper addresses supporters during a victory rally at N.C. State on Tuesday

RALEIGH — Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s incoming governor, has put together his transition team leads for his administration, a source close to the Cooper transition team told North State Journal. The current attorney general defeated incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory in November’s election. Here is a list of the people leading the transition for Cooper in each of the departments.Department of CommerceRonnie Bryant, CEO of Charlotte Regional PartnershipHarvey Schmitt, president emeritus of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of CommerceDepartment of Environmental Quality/Department of Natural and Cultural ResourcesDempsey Benton, management consultant, held several state positions under previous administrationsMary Penny Kelley, former chief deputy secretary of DENRDepartment of Health and Human ServicesSherry Bradsher, senior human services policy specialist at Cansler Collaborative Resources, Inc., former DHHS deputy secretaryAlan Hirsch, former chief policy adviser under Gov. Mike EasleyDepartment of Public SafetyRobert EvansDoug Holbrook, consultant, former director of legislative affairs with DPSCalvin WoodwardDepartment of TransportationEugene Conti Jr., former secretary of NC DOTBobby Lewis, former NC DOT chief of staffDepartment of AdministrationEllis HankinsOffice of Fiscal ManagementCharlie PerusseDepartment of TechnologyBruce AndersonGail Roper