Former state Rep. Mitch Gillespie is taking on two new roles in the McCrory administration. The governor appointed the Marion Republican to the Southern States Energy Board and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. He is currently the assistant secretary at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Other recent appointments from Gov. Pat McCrory:
--George Howard, the former business partner with DENR Secretary John Skvarla, was named to the Interstate Mining Commission. Howard is the co-founder and CEO of Raleigh-based Restoration Systems, an environmental mitigation company. He is also on the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission.
--Tom Shircliff of Mecklenburg County was named to the Biofuels of North Carolina board. He is a managing partner at the consulting company Intelligent Buildings LLC.
--Doranna Anderson of Wake County was named to N.C. Thinks advisory board. She is the head of the Oral Health Education and Promotion division at the Department of Health and Human Services.
--Dennis Streets of Chatham County and Anne Precythe of Johnston County were named to the N.C. Interagency Coordinating Council for Homeless. Streets is division director at the state Division of Aging and Adult Services at DHHS. Precythe is director of Community Corrections at the Department of Public Safety.
--Dr. Bruce Hilton of Catawba County, Todd Poole of Davie County and Dr. Michael Estramonte of Mecklenberg County were named to the Chiropractic Examiners Board. Hilton is a Hickory chiropractor. Poole is a political operative and former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx. And Estramonte is a current board member and vice-president of the N.C. Chiropractic Association.
--Michael Boose of Cumberland County was named to the Interstate Compact. He is an attorney and former Cumberland County school board member.