Andrea Porterfield serves as the Human Resources Director for the North Carolina Department of Commerce where she leads and directs a comprehensive Human Resources program serving approximately 1800 employees in various locations across the state.  Before joining the Department of Commerce, Andrea served as the Human Resources Manager for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.  There she led a team that provided comprehensive Human Resources services for the largest division within Health and Human Services.  

Andrea has more than 23 years of state government service with a variety of state agencies.  She is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. She has a Masters in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University.