Biography

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, Appalachian State University

BIOGRAPHY

Committees

Appropriations, Senior Chair
Finance, Vice-Chair
Health and Human Services, Vice-Chair
Commerce and Job Development
Subcommittee on Biotechnology and Health Care
Insurance
Transportation
Public Utilities and Energy
Regulatory Reform
University Board of Governors Nominating

Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High Speed Rail Compact

Non-Standing Committees

Committee on Cultural and Natural Resources, Chair
House Study Committee on Education Innovation
Medicaid Reform Advisory Group

Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
Legislative Services Commission
Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee
Committee on Treasurer Investment Targets and State Employee Retirement Options

Past Service Committee Service

Blue Ribbon Commission on Transitions to Community Living, Chair
Joint Legislative Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS), Vice Chair
House Select Committee on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
House Select Committee on Tort Reform

Past Service on: House Select Committee on Municipal Annexation
House Select Committee on Adoptee Birth Certificates

Career

J.N. Dollar and Associates, 1994 to Present.
Media and Public Relations Consulting

Instructor, Wake Technical Community College,
1993 to 1995.

Human Resources Director, N.C. Department Commerce,
1989 to 1992.

Special Assistant, Office of the North Carolina Governor,
1985 to 1989.

Continuing education and professional development
•   Mediation Certification Training, Duke University
Private Adjudication Center
•   Governor’s Executive Management Program
•   Certified Performance Management Trainer
•   North Carolina Equal Opportunity Institute
•   Fellow of the N. C. Institute for Political Leadership

Education

Masters of Arts with Honors, Social Sciences,
Appalachian State University, 1985.

• Lovill Graduate Fellow * Graduate Political Science Instructor
• Graduate Student Senate
Bachelor of Science with Honors, Social Sciences,
Appalachian State University, 1983.

• UNC-CH Institute of Government, State Government Intern
• Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Washington, D.C., Intern
• Student Senate, President Pro-tempore

Civic and Family Activities

North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council, Member
Boy Scouts of America
• Troop 613, Assistant Scoutmaster
former Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 222
former District Vice-Chairman, Hemlock District
• National Camp Accredidation Team
• Order of the Arrow, Vigil Honor member
• Eagle Scout; Camp Director, Philmont, New Mexico
The C.L.U.B. Ministries
• Leader for Christian weekend youth retreats.
Growth Management Task Force, Town of Cary, 1998
United States Presidential Elector, 1996

Family

Wife, Lorrie Dollar, Deputy Director, Administrative Office of the Courts; son, Ian
Colonial Baptist Church, Cary