First in Future: North Carolina State Treasure Dale Folwell

Summary:  “Tell the truth, do the right thing, and let the chips fall where they may.” Those are the words that motivate North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell, a man on a mission to show everyone in North Carolina just why they should care about the state’s pension fund and health plan. It’s an issue that may not be “sexy,” but has huge implications for all the state’s citizens. Our guest this week is the only former motorcycle mechanic, former legislator and former head of employment security who is currently taking care of more money than Bill Gates . . . $112 billion dollars!

This installment of First in Future is part of a special TV series produced in collaboration with UNC-TV, and is recorded in UNC-TV’s Studios. Taped segments will air on the North Carolina Channel. Visit for specific air dates.


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