April 7, 2014
Former Chowan County Commissioner
named Ferry Division director
North Carolina Department of Transportation today named Ed Goodwin to
lead the North Carolina Ferry Division as its new director.
to a Ferry Division news release, “Goodwin has a long history of
leadership in both civilian and military positions that will be vital
as the division redoubles its efforts to develop new strategies,
operate more efficiently and better serve customers.”
Goodwin will be based at NCDOT's State Shipyard in Manns Harbor and began his new role today.
most recently served as the Eastern Regional Director in the Office of
the Governor. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Chowan
County Board of Commissioners and had a 21-year career as a Special
Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigation Services (NCIS).
Ferry Division is fortunate to have Ed Goodwin as its new director",
said NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson. "He brings the type of
visionary leadership experience that will help guide the Ferry System
into the future and secure its place as a safe, reliable and efficient
transportation link for Eastern North Carolina and an exceptional
experience for the region's visitors."
Former Ferry Division
director Harold Thomas will remain with the Ferry Division as a Deputy
Ferry director based out of Morehead City, while Deputy Ferry director
Jed Dixon will remain in his role based in Manns Harbor. Both will
continue to play critical leadership roles in the day-to-day operation
of the Ferry System.
The North Carolina Ferry System is the
second-largest state-run ferry system in the United States. It serves
two million passengers annually on seven regular routes and 22 ferries
across Eastern North Carolina, from Southport to Knotts Island.