Gov. Mike Easley has named his e-mail panel.
Easley announced today that the panel, which he has asked to review policies concerning the retention of e-mail messages under the state's public records law, will hold its first meeting Thursday morning.
Easley had previously announced that Franklin Freeman, one of his senior aides, will lead the panel and that Ferrel Guillory, director of the Program on Public Life at UNC-CH, will serve on the panel.
Other panel members announced today:
Ned Cline, former managing editor of the Greensboro News & Record.
DeWitt F. "Mac" McCarley, the city attorney for Charlotte.
Staci Meyer, chief deputy secretary for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
George Bakolia, the state's chief information officer.
Bryan Beatty, secretary of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.
David Lawrence, a professor at the UNC School of Government and an expert on public records laws, will serve as an advisor to the panel.
The first meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Council of State meeting room on the 5th floor of the Administration Building at 16 W. Jones Street in Raleigh. Easley said meetings of the panel will be open to the public.