Gov. Beverly Perdue named the rest of a budget-cutting panel.
The five appointees include Dan Gerlach, a former budget adviser to former Gov. Mike Easley who now runs the Golden LEAF Foundation, and Norma Houston, a former chief of staff to Senate leader Marc Basnight, the Associated Press reports.
Other new members include former Glaxo chief executive Charlie Sanders, the first chairman of the state lottery commission; IBM executive Curtis Clark; and N.C. Central department chairman Ron Penny.
The so-called Budget Reform and Accountability Commission will propose ways to cut state spending for the legislature to accept or reject.