Joy HicksSenior Director for Governmental Affairs and Policy

As Senior Director for Governmental Affairs and Policy, Joy Hicks serves as the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality liaison with the N.C. General Assembly. She also oversees congressional relations and policy matters affecting federal, state and local governments.

She previously served for two years as the director of governmental affairs and legislative director at the N.C. Department of Transportation and nine years as legislative liaison at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In addition, Hicks was a fiscal analyst for the N.C. General Assembly and Arizona House of Representatives.

Hicks is a graduate of North Carolina State University, earning her undergraduate degree in Agribusiness Management and a Master’s in Economics