NCDEQ names department veteran as new coastal management director

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has named longtime department employee Tancred Miller as the new director of the Division of Coastal Management (DCM).

Miller joined DCM in 2003 as a policy analyst and was soon promoted to strategic planning manager. In 2020 he became the chief of the policy and planning section.

“Tancred’s history with the Division, his expertise in coastal policy and planning, as well as his leadership on local, state, and national initiatives will continue to elevate North Carolina’s nationally recognized coastal management program,” said DEQ Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser.

Miller has a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College in business administration and a Master of Science in environmental management from Duke University.

“2024 is an exciting time in North Carolina’s coastal management program. It’s a time for us to reflect on the accomplishments that the program has had in keeping our coast vibrant, productive, and beautiful over the last 50 years, and to look toward future opportunities and partnerships to protect our coastal environment and economy over the next 50. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as division director and am lucky to be working alongside some of the finest people in all of state government,” said Miller.

Miller will begin his new role on January 29th.