Clayton Somers - Executive Director, North Carolina Turnpike Authority

Clayton Somers is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority and is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision of NCTA to help address the combined effects of rapid growth, increasing congestion issues and funding challenges. Somers has a strong and diverse leadership background in business and law. His proven experience in corporate operations including policy, compliance and legal is an asset to NCTA.

Prior to joining NCDOT, Somers served in in-house counsel and executive leadership roles with the NCHSAA and Wasserman Media Group, overseeing operational functions including legal, human resources, insurance, real estate, and compliance with governmental regulations. He is a member of the state bars of North Carolina, New York and California (inactive).

Somers received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and his law degree from Wake Forest University.