April 17, 2017: Ron Penny was appointed as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Revenue and Eric Boyette was appointed as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology by Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday, April 7, 2017. Penny was the Revenue Department’s Acting Secretary since January, 2017. He was previously the chairman and a professor at the Department of Public Administration at North Carolina Central University, and he was the North Carolina state government’s Personnel Director for eight years. Penny, of Clayton, received his law degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Boyette, of Kenly, has worked in information technology and other managerial posts at the North Carolina Department of Transportation for a decade, including holding the posts of Chief Information officer and Acting Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles.