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Rod Davis Named First CFO for DHHS


Pat McCrory, Governor
Aldona Z. Wos, M.D.,Secretary

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
For Immediate Release
Mary 31, 2013
Contact: 919-855-4840

Secretary Aldona Wos announced today the appointment of Rod Davis to serve as the first chief financial officer of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In this role, Davis will oversee the Department's $18 billion budget. Davis comes to DHHS from the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR), where he served as controller from 1996 until Secretary John E. Skvarla named him that Department's first CFO in February 2013. From 1995 to 1996, Davis served as chief of budget operations and information systems for DHHS after a progression of other financial oversight roles within the Department.

"It is crucial for any company or organization as large as DHHS to have a leader focused on delivering strong financial and operational management," said Secretary Wos. "Rod will bring the right talent and experience to this new role as we continue our focus on increasing efficiency to better serve our customers and the taxpayers of North Carolina."

While at DENR Davis reorganized the divisions of Budget, Planning and Analysis, Purchase and Services, Property Management, and the Office of the Controller into a single unit under the direction of the CFO. The reorganization resulted in increased the productivity and efficiency of these operations. One on his first successes at DENR was improving working relationships and the credibility of DENR with the state controller, the Office of State Budget and Management, the General Assembly, and federal agencies.

"We hate to lose Rod, but in North Carolina right now we've got to put the best people on the most critical issues," said Skvarla. "Governor McCrory has been crystal clear in his expectation that we manage the state without silos and empire-building, and that is what a move like this represents. Rod has done great work fixing DENR's finances in his years here, and I know he'll do the same back at the Department of Health and Human Services."

Davis is a 1976 Dean's List graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management and accounting. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, with a concentration in finance from Appalachian State University in 1983.

Davis begins his new position with the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, June 3.

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