Gov. Pat McCrory has named a second consecutive Charlotte resident to lead North Carolina’s environmental board.
Gerard Carroll, a former senior vice president at National Gypsum in Charlotte, will replace Benne Hutson as chair of the Environmental Management Commission. The 15-member commission makes rules for North Carolina’s air and water resources.
Hutson, a Charlotte lawyer, resigned in January. He cited the time demands of chairing the EMC.
Carroll, who is known as Jerry, worked at National Gypsum for more than 22 years. He’s an Air Force veteran who completed 222 combat missions in Vietnam and earned a masters of business administration from Harvard.
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Carroll has been a member of the EMC since August 2013.