Dan Forest has served as Lt. Governor of North Carolina since January 2013. Prior to becoming Lt. Governor, he received his architecture degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC). After college, Dan became a leader in the business community for over 20 years, having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state’s largest architectural firm. Dan is now an Architect Emeritus. A father of four, he and his wife, Alice, reside in Wake County.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and is a voting member of the State Board of Education, and the State Board of Community Colleges. On the State Board of Education he is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Digital Technology, which is tasked with the implementation of the state-wide digital technology plan. He is also a member of the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, the Food Manufacturing Task Force and serves as Chairman of the Energy Policy Council, and the Board of Post Secondary Credentials.