Raleigh Governor Roy Cooper’s picks for three more cabinet posts were finalized by the N.C. Senate on Tuesday. The Senate unanimously confirmed Tony Copeland as Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Susi Hamilton as Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and Michael Regan as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.”I appreciate Secretary Copeland, Secretary Hamilton and Secretary Regan’s participation in the confirmation process, and I wish them every success in directing the agencies tasked with preserving and promoting some of North Carolina’s most valuable assets our abundant natural resources, rich cultural history, and hardworking, highly skilled workforce,” said Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham).Susi Hamilton is a former member of the N.C. House of Representatives from Wilmington with an expertise in city planning and economic development. Tony Copeland served as assistant commerce secretary under then-Gov. Mike Easley (D). Regan served as the associate vice president of U.S. Climate and Energy and southeast regional director of the Environmental Defense Fund.The three confirmations are more in a list of cabinet secretaries to appear before a Senate confirmation committee. So far all of Cooper’s nominations for executive posts have been confirmed.
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