Robin Hudson will head a women's group.
The state Supreme Court justice will serve as president of the Women's Forum of North Carolina, a nonpartisan group founded in 1976 during the push for the Equal Rights Amendment.
The group now works to elect more women to public office through a center on women in politics that is a partnership with Peace College, a young adult mentoring program and a women's advocacy day at the legislature.
Hudson replaces state government lobbyist Debra Derr.
Other officers were named at the April 18 meeting in Cary: Lobbyist Paula Wolf, vice president; political consultant Linda Suggs, secretary; and small businesswoman Valerie Fields, treasurer.