Assistant Secretary of Workforce Solutions Linda Cheatham

Linda Cheatham became N.C. Commerce's Assistant Secretary of the Division of Workforce Solutions in April of 2019.

Prior to joining Commerce, Linda spent 35 years at BellSouth in a variety of areas including cost analysis, tariff development, antitrust litigation, and served as Executive Director of BellSouth’s regulatory organization, before her retirement in 2008.

She has served on the Boards of the North Carolina Telecommunications Industry Association and the Frankie Lemmon Foundation.  In 2010, Linda was appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and was subsequently reappointed in 2016.

Later, she also served as Chief Deputy of Programs for the North Carolina Division of Employment Security.  Linda and her husband of 40 years have three children and live in North Raleigh.