Retired, former Secretary of the NC Dept of Administration
Gwynn Swinson’s 31-year career has spanned government, policy and academe. As Secretary of the NC Dept of Administration, she was responsible for a departmental budget of $136 million annually, with 750 employees. She provided oversight and change management to many areas of state government, including construction, real property, facility management, motor fleet, parking, the State Capitol Police, public telecommunications, veterans affairs, energy, historically underutilized businesses and non-public education. Other leadership roles included Duke University Health System, Associate Dean Duke University School of Law, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State Department of Justice. Swinson also held teaching roles at NCCU School of Law and UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law. Swinson chaired the North Carolina Deferred (457) Plan Board of Trustees and the State Energy Policy Council. Her energy, leadership and commitment will be an asset to the Committee.