January 3, 2013 – Charlotte Chamber of Commerce CEO and President, Bob Morgan today commended Governor-elect Pat McCrory on his selection of Sharon Decker for N.C. Secretary of Commerce.
“The choice of Sharon Decker is inspiring. She offers superb business acumen with a keen sense of what it will take to move Charlotte and our state forward,” said Morgan. “Governor-elect McCrory is clearly focused on assembling the best cabinet possible under his administration.”
Decker, who served as Charlotte Chamber Chair in 1998, has deep ties to the local business and civic community. Born and raised in small towns near Charlotte, she spent more than 17 years with Duke Power becoming the youngest and first female vice president in the company’s history.
While serving as Chamber Chair, Decker founded The Lynnwood Foundation, which was created to restore Duke Mansion into a major conference center and establish the William States Lee Leadership Institute. Having completed her mission with the Foundation, she moved to Rutherfordton in 1999 where she served as President of the Doncaster division of Tanner Companies and most recently served as President of Tanner Holdings.