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SHS grad rises through the ranks at Dept. of Insurance


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has promoted Barry Smith to the role of deputy director of communications and safety officer at the N.C. Department of Insurance (NCDOI).

A native of Chatham County, Barry Smith graduated from Southern Alamance High School in 1974 and received a B.A. in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Before coming to the Department of insurance in 2017, Smith worked as a journalist for various North Carolina newspapers for 39 years. He recently served as assistant director of public affairs in the department.

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