Susan Pullium, one of the senior staffers in the Wake Count school system's student assignment office, has become at least the seventh person from the school district hired by the state Department of Transportation.
State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced today that Pullium will be the DOT's director of strategic planning. Pulliam will oversee the Transportation Planning Branch and Performance Metrics Management Office as she works on developing a 25-year transportation infrastructure plan.
“Susan has overseen large-scale planning and community engagement efforts and understands the importance of collaboration,” said Tata, the former Wake school superintendent, in the press release. “She is a talented, innovative individual who will be a tremendous asset as we work with our business and community partners to develop a long-range transportation plan that boosts North Carolina’s economy.”
Pullium, a former teacher, had the title of director of student assignment. She reported to Laura Evans, the office's senior director. Director is the title that Wake uses for people between senior administrator and senior director.
Tata had appointed Pullium to serve on the Student Assignment Task Force, which developed the choice plan. After the choice plan was scrapped, Pullium has been working with the school board to develop the new long-range assignment plan.
Pullium starts her new job on April 22 and will earn a salary of $88,084.
The people who've left Wake to work for Tata also includes Mike Charbonneau, Ann Dishong, Randy Dishong, Ashley Goolsby, Mary Morton and Cris Mulder.