Casandra Skinner HoekstraChief Deputy Secretary, Administration

Cassandra Skinner Hoekstra

Casandra Skinner Hoekstra serves as chief deputy secretary for Administration. As such, Hoekstra oversees Human Resources, Budget and Analysis, Controller’s Office, Central Engineering, Governor’s Crime Commission, Purchasing and Logistics, Information Technology, Victim Services and Legislative Affairs. Hoekstra also serves on the Domestic Violence and Victims Compensation Commissions.

Hoekstra is a trusted advisor with more than 20 years of legal, policy development and government relations experience. Prior to this appointment, she served as the legislative counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Hoekstra also has worked with the former Department of Crime Control and Public Safety as chief legal counsel and the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts as legislative liaison and associate legal counsel. Additionally, she served as the legislative counsel in Gov. Michael Easley’s office. 

Hoekstra holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.