Clinton native elected to SEANC leadership

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GREENSBORO — Clinton native Darius McLaurin has been elected to the leadership of the State Employees Association of North Carolina.

Delegates elected McLaurin at the 34th Annual SEANC Convention on Sept. 7 in Greensboro. McLaurin will serve a one-year term as First Vice President of the association.

McLaurin, of District 40, previously held statewide positions as General Treasurer and Second Vice President. He has been a SEANC member for 12 years and has worked for the state for 24 years. He currently is the Chief Business Officer at the Governor Morehead School in the Department of Public Instruction.

He is a 1988 graduate of Clinton High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University. He is a Raleigh resident. His term began on Oct. 1, 2017.

Other statewide officers elected are:

President — Stanley Drewery of District 67 was re-elected to a one-year term. He retired with 30 years of state service with both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety and was awarded the Order of Long Leaf Pine for his service. He has been a member of SEANC for 35 years. He is a veteran and served seven years in the Army National Guard. He is a Grifton resident.

Second Vice President — Jimmy Davis of District 4 is 28.5-year state employee and 28-year SEANC member. He is a Probation/Parole officer for the Department of Public Safety, and previously served as SEANC’s Bylaws Advisory Committee Chairman. He is a Forest City resident.

General Treasurer — Chevella Thomas of District 27 was re-elected to a one-year term. She is retired with 33 years of state service with N.C. Central University’s Division of Administration and Finance and is a 32-year SEANC member. She holds bachelors’ degrees in accounting and management and a master’s degree in information sciences. She resides in Durham.

Ross Hailey of Washington will continue to serve on SEANC’s Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President.

In addition to electing officers, SEANC delegates also heard speeches from Gov. Roy Cooper and State Treasurer Dale Folwell, awarded Rep. Michael Wray (D-Halifax) and Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) the Lisa B. Mitchell Legislator of the Year awards, and contributed more than $16,000 to set up a fund to help families of members in need because natural disasters or death while on the job, among other business at the annual event.