|Contact: Crystal Feldman|
|January 31, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Governor McCrory announced the following direct appointment:
State Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, Chairman (Effective February 1, 2013)
- Appoint Jim Gardner (Rocky Mount) – Gardner was born in Rocky Mount on April 8, 1933 and educated in North Carolina public schools in Rocky Mount and North Carolina State University. Gardner served in the United States Army before serving as Vice President of Gardner Dairy Products and co-founder and executive vice president of Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc. A two-time candidate for Governor of North Carolina, Gardner also served as Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, a United States Congressman from Eastern North Carolina and Lt. Governor. He currently resides in Rocky Mount with his wife Marie and has three children and nine grandchildren.