A high-ranking official in the N.C. Department of Commerce is leaving her post ahead of a change in administration. Lynn Minges starts Dec. 3 as president and CEO of the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association, one of the largest and most influential trade groups in Raleigh, one with significant interests before the state legislature.
She worked in the commerce department for 20 years, most recently as assistant secretary for tourism, marketing and global branding. Minges, who lives in Raleigh, is a Bladen County native and graduate of Peace College and N.C. State University.