Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced Friday, Jan. 20, that Thomas Bradshaw will be North Carolina’s interim statewide logistics coordinator. Bradshaw will assume this new position effective Monday, Jan. 23.
“Tom brings a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge to this position that will greatly benefit the future of North Carolina,” Conti said. “He will help guide our efforts to effectively plan and execute the strategies that will make North Carolina more competitive in the global economy.”
In his role as the statewide logistics director, Bradshaw will oversee and manage all operations of the N.C. Ports and the N.C. Global TransPark. In addition, he will coordinate the operation and development activities of those facilities in relation to other NCDOT transportation infrastructure. Bradshaw will work closely with all NCDOT partners to facilitate a more strategic approach to transportation assets and the needs of existing and future business interests.
“Our state’s transportation assets are critical to the success of business and industry,” Bradshaw said. “By taking a strategic approach to logistics, North Carolina is once again setting the standard for the nation, and I am excited to be a part of this effort.”
NCDOT will begin a nationwide search for a permanent statewide logistics coordinator in the coming months.
Bradshaw served as the City of Raleigh’s mayor from 1971-1973 and later as the North Carolina Secretary of Transportation from 1977 until 1981. He is a former chairman of the Triangle J Council of Governments, the N.C. Environmental Management Commission, and North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (N.C. Chamber).
He is a board member of the N.C. Global TransPark Authority (former vice chairman), the N.C. Global Transpark Foundation and a member of the Southern Growth Policies Board. Additionally, he is the founding chairman of the Clarence Lightner Leadership Institute and has served as the director and treasurer of The Institute for Defense and Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.