Former ECU chancellor gets into consulting
Dan Gerlach, ousted last fall as interim chancellor of East Carolina University, has former state Sen. Tom Apodaca as an initial client.Posted — Updated
One of his first clients? Former state Sen. Tom Apodaca, who went into lobbying after he left the state Senate in 2016.
Gerlach said he's not doing any lobbying – yet. He said he'll work on public policy issues with a focus on economic and rural development, and that Apodaca is one of a few clients. Business N.C. was the first to report the connection.
Gerlach was a long-time adviser to former Gov. Mike Easley before spending a decade as president of Golden LEAF, a Rocky Mount-based nonprofit that uses funds from the national settlement with cigarette makers to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina's rural and tobacco-dependent communities.
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