Dan Forest has served as Lt. Governor of North Carolina since January 2013. Prior to becoming Lt. Governor, he received two degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC). After college, Dan became a leader in the business community for over 20 years, having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's largest architectural firm - Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. Dan has been designated as an Architect Emeritus. A father of four, he and his wife, Alice, reside in Wake County.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and serves as a voting member of the State Board of Education, and the State Board of Community Colleges. On the State Board of Education he is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Digital Technology, which is tasked with the implementation of the state-wide digital technology plan. In addition, Dan is a member of the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, the Food Manufacturing Task Force and serves as chair of both the Energy Policy Council and the Board of Postsecondary Education Credentials.