About the Secretary
Secretary Bill Daughtridge, Jr.  
Bill Daughtridge, Jr.

Bill Daughtridge serves as Secretary for the NC Department of Administration (DOA) often referred to as the “business manager” of state government. Secretary Daughtridge brings experience in both the private and public sectors to the Department of Administration.

Secretary Daughtridge serves as president of Daughtridge Gas and Oil Company, the fuel oil company his grandfather began in 1929 based in Rocky Mount, N.C. Daughtridge Gas and Oil provides propane and fuel oil for customers across Eastern North Carolina and operates a transportation company, a distribution company, Patio & Hearth Shop, Dunkin’ Donut’s locations, retail stores in the convenience and auto care markets.

A three-term member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Secretary Daughtridge has an impressive education and pro-business legislative record serving on Education and Education Subcommittee on Universities. He was appointed Commerce Chairman, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Vice Chair, and assignments to include Joint Select Committee UNC Board of Governors and Economic Growth Development Co-Chair. His extensive service to our state has not been limited to the General Assembly, as he has given his time and talents in service on several statewide boards and commissions. He has focused his efforts on higher education and fostering economic growth and development, serving on the Executive Committee of the NC Economic Development Board, the NC Travel and Tourism Board and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Secretary Daughtridge attended UNC Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the IFC Outstanding Senior Award. He then received his MBA from UNC – Chapel Hill where he was Student Association Vice President of Finance.

After graduation he worked as a financial analyst and engineer for Continental Oil Company in Houston, Texas, where he also coordinated the recruitment and training of financial analysts.

Secretary Daughtridge’s lifelong commitment to community service and civic leadership were values instilled as an Eagle Scout earning him the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope and Rocky Mount area Distinguished Citizen Award. He served as President of Boy Scouts of America’s NC and VA area and currently serves as Boy Scouts of America Vice President of marketing for the Southern Region. He has served as First Vice President of the UNC General Alumni Association, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Board of Visitors, and as a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.

Secretary Daughtridge’s previous civic and professional interests included; North Carolina Symphony Society – Board of Trustees and Chairman of Marketing Committee, President Rocky Mount Area United Way, President North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association, President of National Association of Unocal 76 Marketers, and President of National Pure Oil Jobbers Co-Op.

Secretary Daughtridge is married to Partha Council Daughtridge and they have two children, Gray and Meredith.