Chet Mottershead serves as Commerce's Assistant Secretary for Workforce Solutions, appointed to the position in March, 2021.

Previously, Chet served as Director of Jobseeker Services and Field Operations at the division he now leads. Prior to that time, he spent six years as a manager in the Raleigh NCWorks Career Center.

Earlier in his career, Chet served for 15 years as the Director of Human Resources at the Department of Commerce before he transitioned to the Division of Workforce Solutions. He is married with two boys, is active in the Boy Scouts, and is a member at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

Chet is a graduate of Warren Wilson College (B.A.) and Western Carolina University (Master’s of Public Administration).