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Commissioner Bryan Beatty

Bryan E. Beatty,

Commissioner Beatty was appointed to the North Carolina Utilities Commission by Governor Mike Easley for a term that commenced on January 7, 2009 and expired on June 30, 2009. Governor Beverly Perdue reappointed him for the term that commenced on July 1, 2009 and ends on June 30, 2017.

Born in Englewood, New Jersey and a graduate of Salisbury High School in Salisbury, North Carolina, he earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980.  Beatty received his Juris Doctorate in 1987 from the University of North Carolina School of Law and is a 1981 graduate of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation Academy at Salemburg.

Beatty served as the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety from 2001 until 2009 and was in charge of the state’s homeland security coordination.  He also served as director of the State Bureau of Investigation from October 1999 to January 2001.

During his tenure at the Department of Justice, he also served as an SBI agent, an associate attorney general representing the UNC Hospital System, an assistant attorney general in the Motor Vehicles section, the state’s first inspector general, and deputy attorney general for policy and planning.

Beatty is the past chair of the State Emergency Response Commission and served on the N.C. Lottery Commission.  He has also served as a member of the Governor’s Crime Commission, on the Board of Directors of the Criminal Justice Information Network, and as chair of the Governor’s Terrorism Preparedness Task Force.

Beatty received the National Governors’ Association Award for Distinguished Service to State Government in August 2003 for his leadership in North Carolina’s terrorism preparedness efforts.   In November 2002, he was honored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award, established to recognize black alumni who are "stellar leaders within the University community or in his or her local community." In 2005, Beatty received the Charles Dick Medal of Merit Award from the National Guard Association of the United States.  Also, in 2005 he received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the State of North Carolina.

In 2008, Governor Mike Easley awarded Beatty the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest service award that can be given to a North Carolina citizen.

Beatty and his wife Rhonda have three children, Bryan Jr., Nicole and Michael.



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