Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources

Governor-elect Pat McCrory announced Wednesday who his new chief of staff will be, as well as who will lead the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in his administration.

In a Raleigh press conference, Governor-elect McCrory laid out his priorities as he's filling key positions.

"One of my guidelines is everyone I get has to be smarter than me," McCrory said with a smile. "Now some would say that's not a high enough benchmark."