Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Tuesday following the announcement that state Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary Jim Trogdon would retire after three years in the role.
A professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in transportation, Secretary Trogdon began his career with NCDOT in 1985 and was appointed to lead the department in January 2017.
Speaker Moore praised Secretary Trogdon’s leadership during rapid growth and unforeseen challenges to North Carolina’s infrastructure.
“Secretary Trogdon demonstrated impeccable leadership for North Carolina throughout a series of devastating natural disasters, rapid population growth, and unforeseen challenges facing our state’s transportation infrastructure,” Speaker Moore said.
“Secretary Trogdon has always kept the best interests of our people at heart and earned bipartisan admiration for his commitment to realizing North Carolina’s exceptional potential. His forward thinking on mobility – integrating roads, rail, ports, and aviation – will benefit North Carolina’s connectivity for years to come.”
“I appreciate Secretary Trogdon’s service to North Carolina and wish him the best.”
Maj. Gen. Trogdon retired in 2016 as the Deputy Adjutant General for the North Carolina National Guard and earned a Master of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College.