Former Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has recently finished her teaching fellowship at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and plans to launch an education consulting business from her home in Chapel Hill.
“I'm older, I've got probably 10 years of really robust kind of activity, and I'm very discerning about it is I want to choose to do with my time,” she said in a recent interview with Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal. “So I have agreed to do some work with one company around education and technology. I'm setting up the company now.''
Perdue plans to work with a number of outside experts with the company that will be called Perdue Strategic Group. She is also working on a biography with two writers, Barlow Herget and Marion Ellis.
In the fall, she will begin teaching at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.
She declined to discuss any of the battles going on in Raleigh or her her successor, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, saying that governors and presidents should wait at least a year before commenting on current affairs.
“Give me another six months and I'll be happy to talk to you about that,” she told the Journal. “Let them have a chance to try to do what what they're doing. Obviously, I have a strong, passionate feelings but, again, I've given myself a year out.''