The Department of Public Safety has three legislative liaisons: Susanna Davis, Carlye Wittek and Justin Davis.
Susanna Davis serves as legislative affairs director. She is a veteran employee of North Carolina government having worked in both the legislative and executive branches. Most recently, she served as the legislative liaison for the Office of State Human Resources. Davis has also worked in the Governor’s Office, North Carolina Community College System, and in multiple roles in the North Carolina General Assembly including serving as legislative assistant to Republican and Democratic members. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Susanna Davis, Director
Carlye Wittek, serves as one of the legislative liaison. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in public policy, the legislative process, and nonprofit advocacy. Carlye comes to DPS after spending a year as a policy associate with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. She worked as a legislative research assistant with the General Assembly from 2018-21 and was the primary policy staff for the senior appropriations chair. Carlye also served multiple intern positions while in undergraduate and graduate school at North Carolina State University. She earned two bachelor’s degrees, political science and international studies, and a Master’s degree in public administration from NCSU.
Carlye Wittek, Legislative Liaison
Justin Davis also serves on the NCDPS legislative affairs team, and brings with him over a decade of experience working in North Carolina state government. Most recently, he was an evaluator for the North Carolina General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division. Prior to that, he served in various roles with the state’s departments of Public Safety and Justice. Mr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and Master of Public Administration degree, both from North Carolina State University.
Justin Davis, Legislative Liaison