Executive Director, State of North Carolina, North Carolina
Howard N. Lee is chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education and a member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Previously, Lee served for 13 years in the North Carolina Senate where he presided over education and transportation including the Senate Appropriations Committee. During his time in the Senate, Lee built his reputation as a fighter for education reform. Prior to joining the Senate, Lee served three terms as Mayor of Chapel Hill and secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development. Lee has also served as a member of the faculty staff and as an administrator at Duke University; a faculty member of North Carolina Central University; and a faculty member in the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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