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Assistant Secretary of Employment Security
Dale Folwell

Dale Folwell, Assistant Secretary of Employment SecurityDale Folwell was appointed as the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Employment Security (DES) on March 14, 2013.

At DES, Folwell will be responsible for overseeing the state’s unemployment insurance system. This role includes all aspects of claim determination, employer account management and legal enforcement of employment security law.

Folwell served four terms in the N.C. House of Representatives. He was elected as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the North Carolina House of Representatives for the 2011-2012 legislative sessions. Folwell received his B.S. and Masters in Accounting from UNC-Greensboro.  He is the former Vice President and Registered Investment Advisor for Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown. After graduating from the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership in 1989, he served for eight years on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education.

Folwell is a former Cub Master for Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council Pack 909 and an avid supporter of teachers and education.

He has been married for 25 years and he and his wife have three children.

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